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Telethon Kids Institute (University of Western Australia) — Strep A Vaccine (Jonathan Carapetis)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
11/2020
Grant Amount 
$5,300,000
Purpose 
To support work led by Professor Jonathan Carapetis to develop a Strep A vaccine.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Telethon Kids Institute staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $5,300,000 over three years to the Telethon Kids Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Western Australia, to support work led by Professor Jonathan Carapetis to develop a Strep A vaccine. Strep A infections, the causal agent of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, lead to approximately 500,000 annual deaths. This funding is intended to support a Phase I clinical trial of the vaccine.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.