Sygeforsikringen “danmark” to donate USD 15 million to Danish healthcare projects for research and prevention

4 May 2020


ICMIF member Sygeforsikringen “danmark” wants to give back to Denmark and contribute to the wellbeing of society. Based on an investment surplus, the mutual health insurer offers the opportunity to support healthcare projects that can benefit Danish society.

Therefore, it has announced that it will make donations totaling DKK 100 million (USD 15 million) in 2020 to projects related to healthcare research, information and prevention. In light of the coronavirus crisis the world is facing, healthcare projects that could help in the fight against the virus will be prioritised.

Founded in 1973, Sygeforsikringen “danmark” is a mutual health insurance association with 2.5 million members. Its purpose is to provide mutual compensation to members in cases of illness and accident – with a focus on prevention. As a non-profit member-owned association, members of “danmark” help each other when help is needed, as their contributions reduce the financial costs associated with the treatment and prevention of diseases.

All Danish-based CVR-registered institutions, organisations, associations and professionals have until 16 August 2020 to apply for funding for value-adding projects in health science research, information and prevention. For healthcare research projects, the main person responsible for the project must be a PhD. Level, and must apply for a minimum of DKK 5 million (USD 730,000). For health prevention or awareness projects, applicants must apply for a minimum of DKK 500,000 (USD 73,000).

Applicants for the funding must apply through the “danmark” website.

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