Helping children affected by disability and infections

With your help we aim to support children facing a lifetime of challenges caused by disabilities such as cerebral palsy; help children dealing with the impact of disabling conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, asthma and multiple sclerosis; and prevent potentially deadly infections like meningitis.

Helping disabled children

Our most recently funded research projects continue a proud history of helping to reduce the suffering endured by children with disabilities caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, blindness or learning disabilities.

Helping children with disabling conditions

With your help we aim to support children facing a lifetime of challenges caused by disabilities such as cerebral palsy; help children dealing with the impact of disabling conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, asthma and multiple sclerosis; and prevent potentially deadly infections like meningitis.

Preventing and treating infections

We know that babies and children are vulnerable to infections. Meningitis and septicaemia for example, kill more children in the UK than any other infections and can devastate the lives of those whose survive. Many are left with severe and permanent disabilities including deafness, epilepsy and learning disabilities. Action Medical Research is supporting vital research to tackle meningitis and septicaemia, and other potentially deadly infections like pneumonia and MRSA. We know medical research can save children’s lives. Our early research contributed to the development and adoption of the polio and rubella vaccines in the UK. With your help we can help improve prevention and treatment of other diseases.