Health and medical research for development is fundamental to improving the impact of investments in health, developing or improving medicines and vaccines, and tackling public health threats such as drug resistance.
Australia is committed to an innovative research portfolio. We support health and medical research to improve the effectiveness of our investments in health and pilot new ideas, contribute to the development of new medical technologies, and stimulate catalytic solutions to key health problems in our region.
We provide funding for research including through:
- competitive grants
- research partnerships with Australian, international and developing country research institutions
- commissioned research to address a specific question or clearly defined research gap
- one-off research grants, where an existing program of research is relevant to the Australian aid program.