Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy

Submission to the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy

Chronic diseases and injury are our biggest killers and cause of disability in Australia, yet over 30 percent of the burden of disease is preventable. There is a major knowledge gap about the most effective ways to get people preventative care and treatments proven to have major health benefits. This leaves many people without the treatments they need; or in some cases, people getting ineffective or even harmful treatments. More investment in research and expertise is needed to address this gap and ensure all Australians have access to the best care, when they need it.  

The George Institute for Global Health made three submissions in June 2016: