It's a year since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began. If we want to prevent future outbreaks lasting a year, the world needs to address research gaps.
Wellcome is working with the UK Department for International Development in a five-year initiative to help prevent future epidemics and improve the response to current ones.
Wellcome is making £2 million available to the WHO and government of DRC to support vaccine research as part of the emergency response to the Ebola outbreak.
Developing new vaccines is challenging, costly and complex. CEPI is a new model for funding vaccine development which aims to change this.
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.