COVID-19 FUND: WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH

The Women’s Health Research Institute is poised to lead vital COVID-19 research, impacting the future of healthcare for women in BC, Canada, and across the globe.

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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH

The BC Women’s Health Foundation has established the COVID-19 Fund: Women’s Health Research  in partnership with the Women’s Health Research Institute to answer emerging questions around COVID-19 and how it will affect women in our community and beyond. This fund supports the following projects:

RESEARCHING THE PREVALENCE + GENDERED ASPECTS OF COVID-19

Investment Needed: $330,000

While no one is untouched by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know from past epidemics that the lasting effects will disproportionately affect women.

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is poised to lead COVID-19 research examining two important topics: COVID-19’s prevalence in the population of BC; and how sex and gender intersect with economic shifts and the impacts of the public health measures implemented.

Make a donation today to help support this vital research and ensure the pandemic does not exacerbate existing inequities already faced by women in BC.

RESEARCHING THE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES OF WOMEN WITH SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 IN BC

Joint Investment Needed: $215,000

Dr. Deborah Money and her research team are undertaking a ground-breaking program of research to fully understand the impacts of COVID-19 in pregnancy. 

Globally there is a significant knowledge gap about the impacts of COVID-19 on pregnant women – with research desperately needed to ensure the healthiest outcomes of women and babies. This research team has established a national network so all provinces can contribute data to provide a picture of the Canada-wide health outcomes of pregnant women and newborns. The findings will impact future care recommendations for pregnant women locally, nationally, and beyond.

Make a donation today to help advance knowledge of the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their infants.

For more information on our COVID-19 Fund: Women’s Health Research, please contact Aimee Nygaard, Manager, Philanthropy at 604.441.9775 or aimee.nygaard@bcwomensfoundation.org.


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