About the foundation

The Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine was established in 1980 to provide financial support to practically oriented Research and Development in acute medicine.  The last few years the an added focus has been given to projects relating to saving lives at birth in low-resource settings, based on the UN Sustainability Goal no 3 (Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being for All).

The Laerdal Foundation’s annual appropriations are expected to be NOK 30 mill in 2016-2020, of which approximately 50% will be used on projects in developing countries (mainly through program support), 20% will be used for program support with international collaboration in developed countries, 15% will be used on research projects and 15% for other purposes (such as Bjørn Lind fellowships and long-term commitments to support professorships etc).