Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

Too many of our loved ones are dying and suffering from diseases we don’t know enough about. But we do know the immune system holds the key to prevention, treatment and cures.

Together we can harness the power of the immune system and save lives.


Through helping the immune system better recognise and respond to cancer cells, our aim is to create gentler, more effective cancer treatments.

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Infectious disease

We investigate the immune system's role in infectious diseases such as COVID-19, hepatitis B and influenza to find new treatments and cures.

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Allergic disease

Our asthma, eczema and food allergy research is addressing the basis of these global health issues to find effective treatments.

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With your support we can gain a deeper understanding of how our immune system works to create better and more accessible treatments for New Zealanders in need.


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