Grant translates to research
HEALTH Minister John Day was in Nedlands on Thursday to announce a $3.2 million Lotterywest grant for the WA Health Translation Network.
Part of the grant will support the establishment of the world-first Consumer Health Advocacy Network in WA, an important innovation within the WA Health Translation Network.
Mr Day met Danneal Jez and her six-year-old daughter, Aralie, who suffers from the rare genetic disorder, Angelman syndrome.
“Research co-ordinated through the Health Translation Network aims to help people like the Jez family,” Mr Day said. “The network will give a greater voice for the community, helping guide research that will benefit all West Australians.”
Valentina Martella, of Joondana, born July 23, with parents Anna Martella and Frank Weiss, and brother Sigi Martella.
Harvey Watts, of Mt Hawthorn, born July 22, with parents Anna and Matthew.
Matthew Kay, of Wembleyborn July 24, with parents Alison and Harrison.