Why support medical research?

Hearts and Minds supports leading Australian medical research institutes. Investment in medical research provides a direct avenue to curing many diseases and can provide a strong economic return on investment. Reasons to support medical research include, but are not limited to:


development of new medicine

Development of new medicine

Every person in Australia has benefited from the results of medical research, from the development of new drugs, vaccines, or procedures that prevent or treat diseases.


return on investment

Excellent return on investment

Medical research provides an excellent return on investment. Investment in medical research is estimated to have returned a net benefit of $78 billion to Australia. Every dollar invested in Australian medical research returns on average $3.90 in benefits to the population.1


world leader

Australia is a world leader

Australia produces quality medical research. Australian scientists are responsible for some of the world’s most important and life-changing medical discoveries. Australia is ranked 8th in the world for producing the top scientific publications per capita (ahead of the U.S. and the U.K). 2


support new generation researchers

Support a new generation of researchers

To tackle the clinical problems of today, and those yet to come, we must find a way to support medical research and encourage our best and brightest minds to follow a career in science.


Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI). Australian medical research delivers outstanding returns on investment; 2018. Available from: https://aamri.org.au/resources/reports/kpmg-medical-research-delivers-roi/

2Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (2015). OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015. Section 2.6.1 The quantity and quality of scientific production. Geneva OECD. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933273656 (per capita data derived from OECD dataset)