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New Zealand’s eight Medical Research Foundations form the largest independent research funders in New Zealand. Between them they fund research into a wide range of medical conditions and have invested millions of dollars into medical advances for Kiwis.

These foundations are committed to keeping our talented researchers working, and between them, invest in the complete spectrum of world-class medical research.

Without advances made through medical research, there would be no X-rays, antibiotics, no inhalers for people with asthma, no insulin for those with diabetes. Nor would there be advancements in cancer therapies, techniques to diagnose genetic malformations or vaccinations to prevent contagious diseases. There wouldn’t even be painkillers for a headache!

Talented Wellington medical researchers help transform lives

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