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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At Cystic Fibrosis (CF) ACT we have a vision of people living lives unaffected by CF. A mission to improve the quality of life for people with CF and their carers, and a goal to provide support services, education and research that will help people with CF.
Our support services focus on creating independence and reducing the impacts of living with cystic fibrosis for our members living in the ACT and surrounding region. Members of CFACT living with cystic fibrosis (or parents of children with CF) can access financial assistance and other support for the care and treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Membership of CFACT is free but must be renewed every year.
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The CFACT Annual General Meeting for 2018 will be held on 15 May 2018 at 7.30pm. The venue will be the Lotus Room at the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club, Mariner Place, Yarralumla.