Philanthropy & Donors

INFANT has obtained funding from national agencies, international agencies industry and philanthropy.

In recognition of the work being conducted by INFANT and the difference it is making to people’s lives, recent donations have facilitated the establishment of a Chair in Neonatology and the construction of the new paediatric academic unit at the INFANT Centre in Cork University Hospital.

These impactful philanthropic interventions have enabled INFANT to continue to tackle the many challenges and complications of pregnancy, early life, and childhood and is playing a key role in leveraging additional investment. Philanthropic support such as this is critical to retain excellence in research and teaching and to advance the frontiers of knowledge to improve outcomes for patients.

Although some of our private donors wish to remain anonymous, the impact of their contribution cannot be overstated and we are very grateful for their support.

Merck Millipore Life Science Community Engagement Programme

Merck Millipore has supported INFANT research and initiatives since 2017 through its Life Science Community Engagement Programme.  Merck Millipore has made charitable contributions to several studies within INFANT’s core research areas of Neuroscience and Development, and Fetal and  Maternal Health. INFANT’s Global Health work has also been supported through this programme, specifically through contributions towards the development of a cloud based Medical Birth Registry at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), a tertiary referral hospital, and research partner of INFANT’s,  in Northern Tanzania.