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The Australasian Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation (AGIRF)


Gastrointestinal disorders affect at least one quarter of the Australian population, at all ages throughout life. These disorders include benign conditions such as defects affecting the gut in the newborn, childbirth pelvic floor damage, heartburn, abdominal pain, constipation, and incontinence. Other less benign conditions cause gut damage and can be life threatening, such as the inflammatory conditions Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and gastrointestinal cancer.

The Australasian Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation (AGIRF) was established in 2008, with the aims of promoting research, education and training in gastrointestinal and pelvic floor disorders, through grants to scientists, medical and health professionals, organisations and institutions. It also aims to conduct public, social and community programs to provide information, and enhance the link between the public and medical and health professionals and scientists.

AGIRF has established itself as an effective charity supporting some of the best research in the world in gastrointestinal diseases. This research has been recognized through a number of national and international awards.

AGIRF is a registered charity. It is registered by the Australian Government Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) to receive income tax deductible gifts and donations. We rely on donations to continue our work, and welcome such contributions. Please make contact with us.





Suite 6 – 7, Level 2, 55 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065, Melbourne, Australia

Tel: + 61 3 9417 5064, Fax: + 61 3 9416 2485, Email:

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