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Initiatives and programs

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

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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 investing in bold and transformative research to support one million people with mental health issues access new and innovative approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

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

The Australian Government is investing in research to drive a new era of better health care and fuel jobs and growth through research.

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.

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.

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