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Once again proving that collaboration is the best way to see fundamental changes to children’s health outcomes, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation has co-funded with Telethon Kids Institute, the work of Professor Tobias Kollmann, who leads the Systems Vaccinology team at Telethon Kids Institute. Alongside Dr Nelly Amenyogbe and their international team of colleagues, Professor Kollmann
Up to 330 families in Western Australia each year will hear that their tiny babies need to undergo complex lifesaving heart surgery due to congenital heart disease. For these families, understanding their child’s surgery is challenging, especially when it is hard to clearly explain what the procedure will do and how it will work. In
BREATH (Building Respiratory Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health), led by Mineral Resources Fellow Associate Professor André Schultz, is leading projects focused on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents to understand and identify the precursors to chronic lung disease. Partnerships are key to improved health outcomes, which is why Perth Children’s Hospital
Survival rates for children living with leukaemia have improved drastically in the past 40 years, due to improvements in treatment. However, the intensive chemotherapy regimens required to treat leukaemia weakens children’s immune system, leaving up to 25% of them at huge risk of serious invasive fungal infections. The unresolved question of how best to prevent
For many children, coming to hospital isn’t a happy memory. Very often the procedures or operations that will help them, can also cause real distress, not only for the children themselves, but also for their parents and the medical staff caring for them. The Foundation is funding the use of virtual realist (VR) technology to
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an enormous burden and it comes with parents having to become healthcare providers in an area they knew nothing about. They have to monitor blood glucose levels and give multiple insulin injections to children each day. Everybody in the family, the extended family, the school family, the community often have