Medical Research Future Fund supports national security against pandemic risk

August 22, 2017

The Australian Government will provideĀ $2 millionĀ to support the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a new international initiative addressing critical research and development gaps for pandemic preparedness and global health security.

CEPI aims to stimulate, finance and coordinate vaccine development to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics, especially in cases where market incentives alone do not achieve this outcome.

An Australian contribution to CEPI will aid the development of vaccines against existing and emerging infectious diseases with epidemic potential.

Read more on the Australian Government website.