Transforming health and medical research in Australia

The Australian Government is investing $1.89 billion, and will develop a national strategy, to transform health and medical research in Australia.

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The $1.89 billion investment includes $1.4 billion under the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for:

  • new research into reducing health system inequality and cancers with low survival rates
  • continuing existing streams of MRFF funding
  • research into women’s health, chronic pain and alcohol and other drug treatment.

The government will also provide $62 million for 26 projects under the MRFF’s Clinical Trials Activity initiative. These clinical trials will focus on a diverse range of areas including Car T-cell therapy and treatments for PTSD, rare cancers and osteoarthritis.

The Australian Government has also:

  • announced it will develop a National Health and Medical Research Strategy to build on Australia’s strengths, fill any gaps and attract researchers and investors
  • released the outcomes of the consultation on the alignment of the work of the MRFF and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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