Wellcome is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to take on big challenges in global health.
Building on many years of collaboration, Wellcome became a non-state actor in official relations with the WHO in February 2018. This means we can play a more active part in WHO processes, for example by participating at sessions of its governing bodies and organising side events.
At a strategic meeting with the WHO in November 2018 we identified our shared goals, and the experience, networks and resources we can pool to work on them together.
Our partnership with the WHO focuses on:
Together we will monitor progress on these strategic areas and review whether to add to them in future. Potential new areas we are exploring in 2019 include mental health, climate and health, and neglected tropical diseases such as snakebite.
Wellcome supports the WHO by:
Our work with the WHO includes:
We’re working with the WHO to strengthen research, surveillance and optimal use of antimicrobials by:
To push this goal, as part of the Global Action Plan on the Sustainable Development Goals, we’re supporting the WHO to consult with a broad range of partners and stakeholders. The aim is to:
Over the past three years, we have provided more than $20 million in funding to the WHO to support work such as:
Have a look at allgrants awarded to the WHO from 2013 to April 2019 [XLSX 44KB].