Heart Research Scholarship Impact Report 2023

Harish Rajpal MedicAlert Scholarship

In 2019, Dr. Harish Rajpal, a revered figure in New Zealand's healthcare, was honored with the 'Harish Rajpal MedicAlert Scholarship' in recognition of his four-decade commitment to medical service. This scholarship, dedicated to harm prevention, pays tribute to his legacy. Beyond life-saving health information, the Foundation actively supports the wider community. 

Scholarship Recipient

Hamish Johnstone, a dedicated dietician studying at Manaaki Manawa - Centre for Heart Research Medical and Health Science in Auckland, delves into diverse health research. Despite setbacks, Hamish remains focused on improving diabetes care for Maori youth. As the scholarship recipient, he embodies Dr. Rajpal's dedication, striving for impactful healthcare contributions in Aotearoa New Zealand.