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Staff member at the Africa Health Research Institute, KwaZulu-Natal, holding up test tubes in the lab.

News | 1 March 2017

Our goals for the year ahead

Today we announce five goals for Wellcome. These goals look ahead to how we will build strategic partnerships and promote policies which support research globally.

Image of a cell under a microscope

News | 27 February 2017

WHO lists 12 superbugs threatening human health

A list of the 12 drug-resistant and deadly pathogens posing the greatest threat to human health has been published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Image of a cell under a microscope

News | 3 February 2017

Drug-resistant bugs threaten global malaria control

A new strain of multidrug-resistant malaria parasites has spread across parts of South-east Asia, according to a study published this week.


News | 23 November 2016

Using a 'living antibiotic' to tackle disease

Researchers have used naturally occurring predatory bacteria to clear a multi-drug resistant infection in zebrafish.

A human neutrophil ingesting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

News | 31 October 2016

Clinical trial network could boost search for new antibiotics

A network to run clinical trials could make finding new antibiotics cheaper and more efficient, according to a report we have published today.

Close up of penicillium mould and spores

News | 21 September 2016

UN Declaration 'must mark turning point'

Wellcome’s Director Jeremy Farrar says the commitment from world leaders at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to tackle the rise in drug-resistant infections must now translate into measurable actions.

3D computer illustration of drug-resistant Salmonella bacteria.

Opinion | 19 September 2016

Saving antibiotics so that antibiotics can save lives

Drug resistance will be discussed at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday 21 September. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome, say the future of modern medicine and health security rest on the decisions we take now.

Researcher testing bacteria for antibiotic sensitivity

News | 28 July 2016

New US-UK partnership to tackle antibiotic resistance

Wellcome is part of a major new transatlantic partnership to tackle the growing threat of drug-resistant infections. It will speed up the development of new antibiotics, diagnostics and other therapies. 

AMR Review chair, Lord Jim O'Neill

News | 23 May 2016

O'Neill calls for action on drug-resistant infection

The AMR Review team has set out what the world needs to do to tackle the problem of drug-resistant infections.