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Parkinson’s Australia Developed Cure Parkinson’s Roadmap With Federal Minister for Health

The 2019 Australian Cure Parkinson’s Roadmap is bringing together the policies that were originally developed in the Make Parkinson’s a Priority Action Framework and Parkinson’s Australia Budget Submissions over the past 2 years into a succinct advocacy/policy statement. Mr. Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, requested that Parkinson’s Australia develop the roadmap from the Cure Parkinson’s Mission and it has been provided to him some weeks ago.

The Australian Cure Parkinson’s Roadmap builds on the Make Parkinson’s a Priority Action Framework and sets how Government, researchers and Parkinson’s organisations can work together to develop better ways of better supporting people living with Parkinson’s and work to develop treatments that slow, stop, reverse and prevent Parkinson’s.
People living with Parkinson’s urgently need research that helps them live better with this condition and research that provides them with hope for the future. There are four key areas that need to be addressed to provide both help and hope, these are:

  • Identifying the causes and disease mechanism(s) of Parkinson’s;
  • Earlier and more accurate diagnosis,
  • Better care and treatments to manage symptoms;
  • Development of treatments that will slow, stop, reverse Parkinson’s; and
  • Ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.

​There needs to be investment through:

  1. Establishment of an Australian Parkinson’s Research Collaboration at a cost of $0.8m over 4 years
  2. The National Health and Medical Research Council funding programs of $36.8m over four years to support fundamental Parkinson’s research; and,
  3. The Medical Research Futures Fund to allocate $30m over five years from within current programs to support Parkinson’s research through the Australian Parkinson’s Mission in a world-first model that simultaneously aligns clinical trials of multiple repurposed drugs, biomarker development and genomic analysis to develop new personalised treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

​Click on the page image on the left to read the Australian Cure Parkinson’s Roadmap

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