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Opinion | 13 August 2019

The most important healthcare tool is trust by Jeremy Farrar

Wellcome Global Monitor shows that 70% of people trust scientists, doctors, and nurses.

Young girl watches Ebola response team prepare vaccination equipment.

Opinion | 2 August 2019

How research has fundamentally changed the response to Ebola in DRC by Josie Golding

It's a year since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began. If we want to prevent future outbreaks lasting a year, the world needs to address research gaps.

Women working at the Sanitary Pad Unit on the Amgoorie Tea Estate in Assam

News | 19 June 2019

World survey reveals people trust experts but want to know more about science

Wellcome Global Monitor 2018 shows high overall global trust in doctors, nurses and scientists, and confidence in vaccines.

A Red Cross volunteer shows a cholera leaflet to refugees in a camp.

News | 17 April 2019

Joint Initiative on Research in Epidemic Preparedness and Response: how it works

Wellcome is working with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in a five-year initiative to help prevent future epidemics and improve the response to current ones.

An Ebola response team in DRC, under the protection of UN troops wearing bulletproof vests and helmets.

News | 6 March 2019

Wellcome pledges new funds to tackle Ebola outbreak – but more is needed to prevent catastrophe

Wellcome is making £2 million available to the WHO and government of DRC to support vaccine research as part of the emergency response to the Ebola outbreak.

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Opinion | 1 March 2019

Vaccines work – for superbugs too by Ed Whiting

There's a vital set of tools to help us tackle the threat of superbugs that we're not using to their full potential. Vaccines.

Forest officials in the Indian state of Kerala deposit a bat into a container

Explainer | 22 January 2019

CEPI can develop new vaccines to fight epidemics – but it needs global funding

Developing new vaccines is challenging, costly and complex. CEPI is a new model for funding vaccine development which aims to change this.

Wellcome Director of Innovation Steve Caddick

Opinion | 14 January 2019

2018 was a flagship year for Innovations – and 2019 is equally promising by Steve Caddick

Director of Innovation Stephen Caddick explains how his team has built its global portfolio to around £1 billion, touching the lives of more than 1.8 million people.

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News | 19 December 2018

Why we need a globally coordinated approach to preparing for epidemics

At $60 billion a year, epidemics cost far more than putting in place the systems to prepare for them.