Healthier Lives | He Oranga Hauora

The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge is undertaking innovative research aimed at significantly reducing the death and disease burden of some of New Zealand’s leading health problems.

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Launched: 4 December 2015

Funding: Up to $31.3 million over 10 years

Host: University of Otago

Summary

The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge is undertaking innovative research aimed at significantly reducing the death and disease burden of some of New Zealand’s leading health problems.

Working with its research partners, the Challenge will tackle cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity, with the goal of reducing their overall health burden.

The work includes initiatives led by Māori researchers and has a strong community involvement. The Challenge will also focus on translating its innovations into practical solutions and research for effective health policy and practice.

Challenge objective

To reduce the burden of major New Zealand health problems.

Title translation

Oranga - (noun) welfare, health, living

Hauora - (stative) to be fit, healthy, vigorous

Listen to the Māori title [MP3, 116 KB]

Collaboration partners

  • University of Auckland
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • University of Waikato
  • Massey University
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Canterbury
  • Malaghan Institute
  • Institute of Environmental Science Research (ESR)
  • AgResearch.