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Initiatives and programs

We're working on a range of policies, programs, initiatives and campaigns to help improve your health and the health of all Australians.

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The Australian Government is investing in research to help tackle the threat of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments.

The Australian Government is investing in clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for debilitating and deadly rare cancers, rare diseases and areas of unmet need.

The Australian Government is supporting businesses to move early-stage research discoveries through to viable treatments that will change lives and improve healthcare.

The Australian Government is investing in research to improve the lives of patients with chronic conditions through new methods of prevention, treatments and cures.

The Australian Government is investing in research to support 1 million people with mental health issues access new approaches to diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The Australian Government is investing in research to improve the opportunity for health intervention in the time between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s fifth birthday.

The Australian Government is investing in research to compare the effectiveness of health services, address areas of practice with low evidence and explore consumer-driven research.

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is supporting our inspiring researchers to discover the next penicillin, pacemaker, cervical cancer vaccine, or cochlear ear.

The Australian Government is establishing a program to support researchers to push the boundaries to develop new health and medical breakthroughs.

The Australian Government is supporting the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board to oversee the direction of the National Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan.

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