Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has awarded a $2.4 million grant to the University of Tasmania to research the health of regional and rural people in Australia.
The grant that was given to the university came from $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund that supports researchers to make new and advanced medical discoveries that can benefit all Australians particularly those with complex and chronic conditions.
Mr. Turnbull recently stated that North-West Tasmania has great potential in becoming ‘a hub’ for preventive health research.
“Tasmania is home to some of the best and brightest minds, whose research is pioneering better health outcomes for Australians in regional and remote areas.
“The research at the University of Tasmania will also provide preventive health measures for residents living in regional Tasmania.
“It will be translating research knowledge into health care practice and will change lives and save lives,” Mr. Turnbull said.
The Prime Minister said that the University of Tasmania is one of the top ten Australian universities when it comes to research. He is very confident that the university will conduct research that will help improve health care for the people of Tasmania as well as the rest of the country. It has done studies in the past focused on preventing sudden infant death syndrome and health issues related to the ageing population.
“Those measures will ultimately keep more Australians out of hospital. Prevention is always better than a cure,” Prime Minister Turnbull added.