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Statement 19 July 2022 

Energy investments update

Wellcome’s work is funded by the returns generated from our investment portfolio. 

Press release 29 November 2021 

Public trust in scientists rose during the Covid-19 pandemic

Public trust in scientists rose during the pandemic, placing it on par with doctors and nurses. During the Covid-19 pandemic, more than three-quarters of people globally said they trust science (80%) and scientists (77%) either ‘a lot’ or ‘some,’ according to the Wellcome Global Monitor.

Press release 6 November 2021 

Julia Gillard speaks in Glasgow during COP26

Speaking at a World Health Organization conference in Glasgow, as part of COP26, Julia Gillard, chair of the Wellcome Trust and a former prime minister of Australia, said that climate change is one of the biggest health challenges the world is facing.