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[World Report] Profile: Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Burnet Institute in Australia is an unusual organisation; it is a medical research institute that is also designated as an accredited non-governmental overseas development organisation. Formed in 1986, the institute—now under the direction of Brendan Crabb—has close to 250 researchers and public health professionals in Melbourne and more than 160 across the Asia Pacific region and in east Africa. Burnet’s ethos includes its primary aim to sustainably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people.