Cystic Fibrosis organisations in Australia provide support and services to people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and their carers and families. This is complemented by a commitment to research and a quality improvement program focussing on improved clinical care for people with CF.
Every four days a baby is born in Australia with cystic fibrosis (CF) and more than one million Australians are carriers of cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) is committed to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes through its quality improvement programmes and research with the aim of extending life expectancy from 37 to 50 years by 2025.
Cystic Fibrosis is a recessive genetic condition. It primarily affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system, responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus.
In addition to working for a cure, Cystic Fibrosis Australia also provides support and advocacy to improve the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Get involved by raising awareness about CF, participating in a fundraising event or volunteering.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia has established a consistent approach to advocacy across Australia and is now a subject matter expert for government, industry and the media.
The Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT) is managed by Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA). Since 1989 it has funded more than 300 projects valued at over $6,000,000.
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Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition affecting one baby born every four days.
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We are passionate about advocating for immediate access to the latest treatments.
Since 1989, we have funded more than 300 projects valued at over $6 Million.
Each state office offer different services.
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Clinical Trials are vital to developing new treatments for cystic fibrosis.
We are committed to the goal of extending life expectancy from 37 to 50 years by 2025.
Attend an event, fundraise for CF, volunteer - all for cystic fibrosis.
Our fact sheets provide information to guide you in the management of cystic fibrosis.
Media contacts, media releases and latest news from around Australia.
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