The AXA Research Fund commits €1M to scientific research dedicated to women’s health
Women’s health: major needs remain to be covered
Women’s health is a growing concern in many countries. Despite undeniable progress in health care over recent decades, women around the world face many disparities when it comes to health conditions and access to healthcare. Those inequalities might be linked to gender differences (pregnancy or childbirth-related diseases for instance), social disparities (healthcare access, education) or stereotypes. Women also tend to live longer on average than men, and hence develop more illness and disability towards the end of their longer lives.
Participating in improving health access and quality of care is a priority for AXA, as is the promotion of women in society. Convinced that scientific research is key in helping improve women’s health conditions through adapted healthcare, the AXA Research Fund issued a call for transdisciplinary research on women’s health, with a total commitment of €1M.
Eight international researchers
For this call for projects, 39 applications were submitted from top tier universities in 17 countries. 8 innovative projects have been selected for a funding of €125 000 euros each over 2 years.
Watch the video:
Fellowship grants for young researchers
The AXA Research Fund’s mission is to fund top-tier scientific research and to share scientific knowledge to better respond to the major challenges and opportunities our societies face today. The Fund supports academic projects the world over, in the fields of Health, Climate and Environment, New Technology and Socio-Economy.
AXA Fellowships are one of the types of grants provided by the Fund. They aim at supporting promising researchers (max. PhD+5) whose project is aligned with AXA’s corporate responsibility and strategic priorities. The AXA Research Fund grants aim to be transformative for the researcher and the advancement of their career.
Nanotechnology: a portable device against cervical cancer
Dr. Serap AKSUView project page
Towards timely and quality access to emergency obstetric care in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. Aduragbemi BANKE-THOMASView project page
Improving maternal health by reducing pregnancy-related low back pain
Dr. Nina GOOSSENSView project page
Domestic violence against women: giving friends and relatives the keys to help
Dr. Alison GREGORYView project page
Setting girls on a healthy diet trajectory from an early age
Dr. Megan JARMANView project page
Dr. Michelle LAVIN - bleeding disorders
Dr. Michelle LAVINView project page
Towards healthier culinary practices among overweight and obese Ghanaian women
Dr. Hibbah OSEI-KWASIView project page
A promising new strategy to treat osteoporosis
Dr. Laura Alejandra VELAZQUEZ VILLEGASView project page