Join the fight against COVID-19
We are helping to drive forward research to better understand how COVID-19 can affect children and to help answer questions such as:
- Why are some children more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others?
- How did the pandemic affect my child's mental health?
- How can I protect my child now, and from viruses like this in the future?
- What are the long-term effects, such as long-COVID?
We need your help to support this research to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on children.
Driving research forward
Building on our impressive track record of supporting high quality research that saves and changes children’s lives, we are funding seven research projects to help tackle COVID-19 and long-COVID in children.
Find out more about the research projects we’re supporting to help tackle COVID-19 and long-COVID in children.
Former Action Research Training Fellow, Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, helped develop and test the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
Meet our expert advisory group who helped guide how we best fund research in this important area.
Sophia didn't enjoy lockdown one bit. Born with a rare disease, Sophia is at much greater risk from COVID-19 than most children. Medical research is essential to protect vulnerable children like her.
There are still many unanswered questions about why COVID-19 affects some children more severely than others and how we can therefore best protect children now and in the future.
Help us fund vital medical research for children in the fight against COVID-19 with a donation today.
A history of protecting children
Action Medical Research has been protecting children for 70 years, funding research to develop treatments, vaccinations and cures.
Since 1952, Action Medical Research has taken on polio, meningitis and rubella, and helped save countless lives. Today we continue to search for answers for some of the toughest fights our children face.