Since liver diseases in adults and children are on the rise, early diagnosis and prevention play a major role in management. Research in liver diseases is the key to the future. Given the volume of clinical cases in our country, we have the potential to do significant clinical and laboratory research but unfortunately the lack of funds prevent us from doing so. Our foundation is best poised to do meaningful research since we operate out of one of the largest centres for liver and pancreatic diseases in the country. With sufficient funds we will be able to achieve breakthroughs that will help us manage patients better.