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Medical research is the only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Support our emergency response today and save lives.

COVID-19 has presented us with a global health emergency. Centenary scientists including leaders in infectious and respiratory disease, are working to fast track as many research projects as they can to join the global effort to conquer this pandemic.

We need your help to urgently fund our COVID-19 research. There are currently no vaccines and no approved treatments to protect us.

Our world-leading medical research team have already established their coronavirus lines of attack. We will leverage our longstanding expertise and focus on three key areas:

  1. The lung – understand why the lung is so susceptible to the coronavirus (COVID-19 can induce acute respiratory distress leading to death).
  2. The most susceptible – develop methods of understanding with a focus on reversing the devastation that the virus has in susceptible individuals including the elderly, males and those with pre-existing chronic diseases.
  3. New therapies – develop novel therapies by using non-conventional, state of the art technologies and techniques.

While there is a large international effort to develop a vaccine, this will take time.

Until an effective vaccine is developed, therapeutic treatments are the best hope we have of getting on top of this pandemic and saving lives.

Join our fight against COVID-19. Your donation will help us fast track more research projects giving us the best hope we have of getting on top of this pandemic and saving lives.

COVID-19 will only be defeated by the collaborative efforts of medical research and we must take as many innovative approaches as possible. Should you be interested in making a major gift to the Institute’s COVID-19 related research, and wish to have a conversation with someone in the Philanthropy Team, please call Karen McBrien on (02)9565 6100 or email k.mcbrien@centenary.org.au.

Together we can develop a robust platform that can be rapidly applied to not only COVID-19, but future pandemics. This will reduce the timeline to the availability of effective interventions both now and in the future.

Read more about our research projects into COVID-19 here.