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Telethon Kids Institute is one of the largest and most successful medical research institutes in Australia. We've created a bold blueprint that brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research.

The Institute is headed by leading paediatrician and infectious diseases expert Professor Jonathan Carapetis, with Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley now Patron.

Telethon Kids is independent and not-for-profit. The majority of funding comes from our success in winning national and international competitive research grants.  We also receive significant philanthropic support from corporate Australia and the community.


Every day we're discovering how and why childhood diseases develop - and we've never been in a stronger position. Advancements in research and technology, combined with our strong research track record and our global collaborations, mean we have a clearer path to make an impact.


We want kids to be able to live their lives to the healthiest and happiest, right here in our community - and around the world.


We're working to cure some diseases through new and better therapies and interventions because we want children to have the very best childhood possible.

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