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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 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 investing in research to help tackle the threat in aged care facilities, of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments.

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

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to human and animal health and is happening now. The more we use antibiotics, the more chances bacteria have to become resistant to them and are harder to treat. We all need to take action to preserve antibiotics and reduce the threat of AMR.

The Australian Government is investing in the talent and capacity of Australia's health and medical research workforce.

The Australian Government is supporting researchers and entrepreneurs to help them turn medical discoveries in viable treatments that will change lives and improve healthcare.

The Australian Government is investing in research that delivers solutions to health service problems that directly benefits patients.

The Australian Government is investing in health and medical research to support emerging priorities and fill gaps in research effort.

The Australian Government is investing in Clinical Trial Networks to identify important research questions and test the effectiveness of existing and new clinical care.

The Australian Government is investing in a global effort to fund critical research and development gaps for pandemic preparedness and global health security to better protect Australians.

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