04 September 2020 | News
Australian Government investment of more than $1 billion in ground breaking medical research through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians
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The Australian government announced an investment of more than $1 billion in groundbreaking medical research through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians.
As part of this investment, more than $16.9 million has been awarded to researchers to study women’s health issues and aspects of primary health care, and to facilitate more and better clinical trials of new and improved treatments.
In the lead up to Women’s Health Week (7-11 September 2020) the MRFF grants announced are:
Compared with men, women have a higher life expectancy but experience more disease burden from living with disease, rather than dying early from disease and injury.
The women’s health network will use the funding for research into nine priority areas, including reproductive health, mental health, and preventing cancer and heart disease.
The project will also boost national and international collaboration on women’s health, build health workforce capacity and develop leaders in women’s health.
In addition to these grants, I am today announcing new grant opportunities worth more than $86.5 million, for clinical trials and other vital research.
Clinical trials grant opportunities totalling $77.2 million will provide up to:
Other grant opportunities are making $9.3 million available for research:
Investing in health and medical research is a key priority of our Government’s Long Term National Health Plan. Research of all kinds is essential to improve our prevention of disease, health care and treatments, and to make our health system work better for all Australians.