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.

Collaboration brings fresh ideas and new perspectives. Bringing people together from diverse backgrounds, often across borders, leads to new ways of thinking, better solutions and faster progress.

Our aim is to identify and support the most able and dedicated researchers at key career stages and give them access to the best possible equipment and infrastructure:

  • We are looking to tackle a flawed career structure and support the next generation through our Fellowships and Awards. We have recently published our recommendations to strengthen European science through Brexit and beyond.
  • Wellcome is a founding partner in the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
  • We are taking coordinated action to safeguard our capacity to treat infectious diseases in the future.  In March 2017, we committed $155 million over five years to CARB-X which is already supporting more than 25 potential new antibiotics, diagnostics and preventative approaches.
  • Over the past year, we have provided follow-on support for ten projects in areas such as malaria, Shigella, post-partum hemorrhage, and psychosis. If successful, these projects will have an impact on diseases that disproportionately affect people living in extreme poverty.
  • We will work to give research a bigger role in tackling global health challenges such as climate change and mental health.

Read the full article about tackling global challenges at Wellcome.