Open Philanthropy contributes US$5.3 million to advance Australia’s Strep A vaccine clinical trial

March 10, 2021

A US$5.3 million grant from Open Philanthropy will help to accelerate ASAVI’s progress towards developing an effective Strep A vaccine. This follows the catalytic AU$35 million investment provided by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund.

ASAVI co-director, Telethon Kids Institute Director Professor Jonathan Carapetis and ASAVI co-director and MCRI’s Infection and Immunity Theme Director, Professor Andrew Steer

As the development of a successful vaccine requires significant commitment and financial investment, contributions from our funding partners help support vital work that has the potential to save millions of lives around the world and help close the gap in Indigenous health in Australia.

ASAVI is seeking to establish a consortium of global funders to support the Strep A vaccine program. Open Philanthropy is the first additional partner to join this consortium and this project falls within their specific interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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