Telethon Kids Institute


Infectious diseases are the most common reason for hospitalisation of young children in Western Australia, and the number one cause of death in children worldwide.

Thanks to support from Wesfarmers, the Telethon Kids Institute has established a centre with the aim of preventing and improving the treatment of infectious diseases in children and adolescents.

The Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at the Telethon Kids Institute was established in 2014, and it has quickly become a national leader in paediatric infectious diseases research. Its mission is to find and deliver on better ways to prevent and treat infections in children, especially those who are vulnerable to much higher rates of serious infection than the rest of the population.

With world-class researchers and clinicians, Telethon Kids is making a very real impact on the health of our communities, and Wesfarmers is proud to be partnering with this Perth-based organization.