B.C. government allocates $50 million for health research

The MSFHR has developed advances in breast cancer, human papillomavirus, and researches ways to prevent falls. The foundation is currently funnelling money into the Men’s Health Research Program which helps men deal with depression and suicide.

“We are de-stigmatizing mental illness and providing accessible and safe spaces for men to strategize their self-management and connect with mental health care services,” said Dr. John Oliffe, founder of the program in a release.

Other initiatives by the foundation include providing trainees to the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and providing funds for H1N1 research.

Lauren Sundstrom reports.

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