Australian funding of global medical research: How to scale up?

By Camilla Burkot and Stephen Howes

August 2017

This report argues that there is a strong case for scaling up Australian support for global medical research – research leading to the developing of new products, such as drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests, to address health problems predominantly affecting people in the developing world. The report reviews a variety of models for directing more Australian aid funding to medical research, and concludes that the best option would be the establishment of a global medical research centre akin to the existing Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Burkot, C. & Howes, S. 2017, ‘Australian funding of global medical research: How to scale up?’, Report, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

Karen Downing

Karen Downing is Research Communications Coordinator at the Development Policy Centre.