Grant investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville
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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.
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