Purpose
The Australian Liver Foundation is a national, non-profit health organisation.
 
The Foundation is dedicated to:
  • Promoting the prevention, control and cures of diseases of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts; 
  • The promotion and funding of scientific research relating to liver, gall bladder and bile duct disease through universities and research institutions;
  • The provision of education about liver, gall bladder and bile duct diseases through publications;
  • The promotion of community knowledge of liver, gall bladder and bile duct diseases.
 Reasons for Establishment
 
  • Six million Australians are, or have been, affected by liver, bile duct or gall bladder disease;
  • More than 2,000 Australians die each year from chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis and cancers of the liver, gall bladder and bile ducts;
  • Many, forms of liver disease are preventable and many more, if detected early, can be treated effectively;
  • Fatty liver, an obesity-related chronic liver condition, may affect many of the 30% of adults in Australia who are overweight;
  • Liver cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer worldwide;
  • Hepatitis B and C significantly increase the risk of liver cancer;
  • Almost 3,000 Australian adults and children have undergone successful liver transplantation and require ongoing care to optimise their level of anti-rejection drugs and reduce the likelihood of recurrent liver diseases;
  • Haemochromatosis, a liver disease causing iron overload, is the most common inherited disorder in Australians of European origin and if detected early and treated, complications including cirrhosis can be prevented;
  • Liver Disease is a major complication in children and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis, which is the second commonest genetic disease in peoples of European descent.  Liver disease associated with Cystic Fibrosis leads to early death or liver transplantation;
  • Between 15 and 20 Australian children each year are born with Biliary Atresia, an aggressive liver disease responsible for 60% of all paediatric liver transplants. Better understanding of the cause and mechanisms of disease progression may prevent the need for liver transplantation in these children. 
The present investment in liver research and public education is scant in relation to the magnitude, mortality and severity of these diseases.
 
The Liver Foundation raises funds for urgently needed scholarships, fellowships, research and public education in the above areas.
 
Funds are distributed nationally.
 
Preference is given to the funding of projects which demonstrate strong collaboration among organisations, researchers, scientists and educators, aimed at producing significant outcomes.
 
Benefactors and other well-wishers, as well as those whose lives have been touched in some way by liver disease, are strong supporters of the Foundation. 
 
The Liver Foundation also plays a major role in public information and education, as well as other roles, all described herein.
 
 

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Purpose
The Australian Liver Foundation is a national, non-profit health organisation.
 
The Foundation is dedicated to:
  • Promoting the prevention, control and cures of diseases of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts; 
  • The promotion and funding of scientific research relating to liver, gall bladder and bile duct disease through universities and research institutions;
  • The provision of education about liver, gall bladder and bile duct diseases through publications;
  • The promotion of community knowledge of liver, gall bladder and bile duct diseases.
 Reasons for Establishment
 
  • Six million Australians are, or have been, affected by liver, bile duct or gall bladder disease;
  • More than 2,000 Australians die each year from chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis and cancers of the liver, gall bladder and bile ducts;
  • Many, forms of liver disease are preventable and many more, if detected early, can be treated effectively;
  • Fatty liver, an obesity-related chronic liver condition, may affect many of the 30% of adults in Australia who are overweight;
  • Liver cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer worldwide;
  • Hepatitis B and C significantly increase the risk of liver cancer;
  • Almost 3,000 Australian adults and children have undergone successful liver transplantation and require ongoing care to optimise their level of anti-rejection drugs and reduce the likelihood of recurrent liver diseases;
  • Haemochromatosis, a liver disease causing iron overload, is the most common inherited disorder in Australians of European origin and if detected early and treated, complications including cirrhosis can be prevented;
  • Liver Disease is a major complication in children and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis, which is the second commonest genetic disease in peoples of European descent.  Liver disease associated with Cystic Fibrosis leads to early death or liver transplantation;
  • Between 15 and 20 Australian children each year are born with Biliary Atresia, an aggressive liver disease responsible for 60% of all paediatric liver transplants. Better understanding of the cause and mechanisms of disease progression may prevent the need for liver transplantation in these children. 
The present investment in liver research and public education is scant in relation to the magnitude, mortality and severity of these diseases.
 
The Liver Foundation raises funds for urgently needed scholarships, fellowships, research and public education in the above areas.
 
Funds are distributed nationally.
 
Preference is given to the funding of projects which demonstrate strong collaboration among organisations, researchers, scientists and educators, aimed at producing significant outcomes.
 
Benefactors and other well-wishers, as well as those whose lives have been touched in some way by liver disease, are strong supporters of the Foundation. 
 
The Liver Foundation also plays a major role in public information and education, as well as other roles, all described herein.

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