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A health official works in the laboratory extraction room of the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control in Nigeria.

News | 17 December 2018

Research should be at the heart of an epidemic response

If we put research at the heart of epidemic response, it’s a double win – helping fight outbreaks that are underway and protecting us in the future.

Two nurses prepare to administer vaccines.

News | 5 December 2018

Research is saving lives in the Ebola outbreaks in DRC

Protecting people in DRC from Ebola takes a chain of responders from all over the world. Research has been at the heart of the response.

Animation showing a doctor administering a vaccine to a volunteer

Q&A | 4 December 2018

What are human infection studies and why do we need them?

Human infection studies have the power to rapidly accelerate the development of much-needed vaccines and treatments. Find out what they are, how they work and why they are important.

Doctor vaccinates a patient in the company of a nurse.

Opinion | 22 November 2018

Developing a vaccine for Ebola – the case for coordination and preparedness by Charlie Weller

The global community showed the power of working together during the West African Ebola epidemic. Continuing to do so could be key to improving epidemic preparedness.

Mother with eight-week-old daughter, surrounded by family members.

News | 21 November 2018

How research is helping kids growing up with congenital Zika syndrome

Three years on from an unprecedented epidemic in Central and South America, families affected by Zika are still benefiting from research studies supported since the outbreak began.

Father holding his toddler son in Bauchi, one of the regions in Nigeria affected by Lassa fever

Opinion | 2 November 2018

Lassa fever: why we need to speed up research by Josie Golding

Lassa fever is now on the priority list of the World Health Organization and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness. But we need to continue to fill in the gaps in research.

Chlorine is sprayed onto the hands of a health worker wearing yellow protective gloves.

News | 23 May 2018

Wellcome pledges £2m after new Ebola outbreak confirmed

Wellcome is making an initial fund of up to £2 million available to support a rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

A vaccine vial against an orange background

Q&A | 23 April 2018

Why do we need vaccines?

Vaccines are one of our most effective health interventions, but are often misunderstood. In this Q&A, we explain what they are, how they work and why they are important.

Man in car studying map.

News | 13 March 2018

Wellcome's goals: support global research to tackle global challenges

In March 2017, Wellcome announced five ambitious goals to support research globally. Today we look at what we have achieved so far and what we are working towards in 2018.

Young person drinking water from a tap in Pakistan

Opinion | 9 March 2018

The story of a superbug from genome to advocacy by Elizabeth Klemm

A ‘typhoid superbug’ in Pakistan has been in headlines around the world. Researchers identified a typhoid strain that has become resistant to multiple antibiotics.