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Did you know that people with lower incomes or education levels die on average six years earlier than others? And that the corona crisis is only widening the disparities in health between rich and poor? The time for action has come!This solution really makes a differenceWe still talk too much about instead of with people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. This is why Professor Gera Nagelhout, Dr Latifa Abidi and their colleagues at the Department of Health Promotion want to set up a permanent advisory group composed of people who have to make ends meet on little money. Drawing on their own personal experience, these people will advise on research carried out at the department.  Ultimately, this will enable Gera and her team to develop targeted health interventions to improve the wellbeing of this vulnerable segment of the population. The advisory group will help to make the research more inclusive and more widely applicable. At the same time, it will allow the group members to feel heard and to share their experiences. That’s right: a research advisory group can really make a difference!Will you contribute?Unfortunately, the Department of Health Promotion currently lacks the funding to install this important advisory group. Gera and Latifa are asking for your support. This is your chance to make a contribution to rigorous, inclusive research and good health for all!“Let's bring science closer to society. It will only make our research better!” —Professor Gera Nagelhout (Maastricht University and IVO Research Institute) and Dr Latifa Abidi (Maastricht University) UM Crowd is part of University Fund Limburg/SWOL. This Fund is a recognized 'algemeen nut beogende instelling' (ANBI). This hallmark means that your donation is, in principle, tax deductable. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail with a proof of payment after your donation. Click here for more information about ANBI.
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Start campaign 'For Each Other 2020'

15-12-2020 | 16:54 Our ‘For Each Other 2020' campaign is live! In this campaign, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL is seeking contributions to four special UM projects: a ‘corona aftercare instrument’, grants for disadvantaged students, research on youth and nutrition, and an initiative to alleviate loneliness. Maastricht University is committed to the important tasks of teaching and research, with the ultimate aim of building a better society. As ever, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL supports UM in this effort. But your support, too, is essential! Are you there For Each Other? Read more and donate now via the links in this article!
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