Welcome to OZWAC
Australian Women & Children’s Research Foundation
OZWAC – Australian Women and Children’s Research Foundation is a Medical Research Foundation based in Western Sydney. OZWAC was established to provide for medical research into the health of women and children, which draws upon community support to raise funds and also raise community awareness of important health issues.
The Foundation, since its inception has supported research at Nepean and Westmead Hospitals and other research centres in New South Wales.
- OZWAC will develop strategic alliances with Universities, Area Health Services, Corporate Citizens as well as all levels of Government to develop networks to achieve an improvement in the health and wellbeing of families with a focus on women and children’s health.
- Encourage and assist active community participation in the development of healthier lifestyles for all Australians.
- Improve the well-being of children in early childhood through the promotion of research and community health education.
- Establish and encourage a diverse and vibrant membership base as well as attracting financial support from business and government to build awareness of the importance of women and children’s health.
Constituency Statement – David Bradbury, MP
Speaking about some great local groups and individuals – OZWAC, Music for Life and Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s Jenny and John Bounds.
Our mothers and children are the foundation of our future. It is our responsibility to ensure that we provide them with the best possible start in life. It is becoming increasingly clear that many diseases and problems, that we once thought to be caused at birth or in early childhood, actually have their origins during foetal life.
Our knowledge of foetal life is limited. The more we uncover the more we realise how little we know. The more we learn the better we will be able to deal with the problems that can occur during pregnancy and childhood.
Research is essential to improve clinical care for our mothers and their babies. In general research is poorly funded in Australia despite it being an essential step to ensure the future good health of our nation.
Our researchers are very successful in their research and in gaining support from national and international bodies. Nevertheless support is needed for local research projects in Western Sydney.
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c/o Sydney Medical School Nepean
Sydney Medical School Nepean
Nepean Clinical School Building Level 3
62 Derby Street KINGSWOOD NSW 2747