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achieve a healthier Australia.

Philanthropy is an essential source of funds for SVI. A gift to SVI allows our scientists to continue contributing to knowledge which will ultimately lead to earlier diagnosis, better disease management, new therapies and prevention or cure of a range of common diseases. Our researchers are working tirelessly to make discoveries that help save lives and that life could be yours. To enable this, we depend on your financial support.

Australian researchers have made some outstanding contributions to our health, including new treatments for cancers, anti-influenza medication, antibiotics to treat stomach ulcers and more recently, the cervical cancer vaccine.  These treatments have been beneficial for the people all over the world.

Developing new treatments and therapies requires long-term investment and ongoing support. The journey for many research projects, moving from discoveries at the lab bench to treatments at the hospital bedside, can take years and even decades.

The Australian Government has invested heavily in the health research and development sector in the past decade. For every dollar invested in the sector, at least five dollars is returned in national economic development.

However, the cost of disease is enormous, both in financial and human terms. Medical research is the critical element needed to provide the necessary building blocks that will enable better treatments to be developed and cures to be found. Research at St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) focuses on diseases that affect all Australians.

You can play an important role in helping us achieve a healthier Australia.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.