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Burnet is an Australian-based medical research institute and an accredited international non-government organisation. We undertake life-changing research and health programs in the Indo-Pacific region and Africa. Everything we do is about one fundamental goal: a better, fairer, healthier world, with no-one left behind.

Reach for
the many.

Burnet is an Australian-based medical research institute and an accredited international non-government organisation. We undertake life-changing research and health programs in the Indo-Pacific region and Africa. Everything we do is about one fundamental goal: a better, fairer, healthier world, with no-one left behind.

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The work we do today moves quickly into better health outcomes for people in need, across Australia and internationally. Take a look at our latest lab-based discoveries, pioneering public health and international development work, industry partnerships, and collaborations with researchers and frontline health teams around the globe. 

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Reducing transmissible infections through improved indoor air quality
10 Apr 2024 News Post
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No evidence probiotics offer benefit during pregnancy
27 Mar 2024 News Post
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Leading the fight against Daru's TB epidemic
26 Mar 2024 News Post
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Youth empowerment vital in TB fight
25 Mar 2024 News Post
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Writing the final chapter in the fight to end TB
24 Mar 2024 News Post
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Scientists push for action on clean indoor air
18 Mar 2024 News Post
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Normalising clean indoor air
15 Mar 2024 News Post
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Eliminating malaria requires new solutions
11 Mar 2024 News Post
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Leading with empathy: advice from Burnet Chair Mary Padbury
08 Mar 2024 News Post
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Global Citizen NOW Summit addresses extreme poverty and disease elimination
07 Mar 2024 News Post

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Your gift can help stop mothers and babies in PNG dying at birth.

In Papua New Guinea, over 215 out of every 100,000 women die during childbirth. That’s 35 times higher than in Australia. Donate today to support life-saving projects in PNG focussing on safe and healthy births.

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In our labs and in the field, Burnet has been responsible for knowledge gains and innovations that have changed the way global health challenges are managed. But our role isn’t simply to come up with technical solutions. It’s to make sure those solutions are reaching the people who need them most. Explore the resources below to learn more about what we do, how we do it, and the difference it's making towards a more equitable world.

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Our People

We are a community of thinkers, doers, and leaders, united by our commitment to equity and justice, and deeply invested in the power of collaboration. We have a lot to learn from each other, and from the communities we work in. Together, we are translating research into better health, for all.

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The Burnet community is diverse and widespread. It includes scientists in laboratories, health workers out in the field, the people in the communities we serve, and importantly, our community allies: people, like you, who make a valuable contribution through donations, bequests and workplace giving.

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Help ensure no-one is ever out of reach

Every day, we make progress towards eliminating some of the world’s most intractable health challenges. But we haven’t done our job until those solutions are on the ground in the communities that need them most. No-one should ever be out of reach. No circumstance should ever be too hard. When you become a Burnet supporter, you join a network of people committed to delivering a fairer, safer, healthier world, for all.

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