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Illustration showing two petri dishes with EU flag stars

Opinion | 6 February 2020

Director's update: UK and EU leaders must now agree a strong deal for science by Jeremy Farrar

As the UK begins life after Brexit, Wellcome's Director Jeremy Farrar sets out what the transition period and beyond could mean for research.

People sat at a table get vaccinated against Ebola as part of a community event.

Opinion | 18 December 2019

This is the decade we made one of the world’s deadliest diseases preventable and curable by Jeremy Farrar

The commitment to research during the last two Ebola outbreaks has changed the course of this disease. Jeremy Farrar reflects on what made this possible.

A five week old boy gets the Ebola vaccine.

Opinion | 14 November 2019

Landmark moment in the fight against Ebola: what have we learnt? by Charlie Weller

The licensing of the first Ebola vaccine is a great achievement for the global healthcare community. What made it possible, and what lessons can we use to prevent and control future outbreaks?

A baby in hospital with measles in the Philippines

Opinion | 10 September 2019

Why are we seeing spikes in measles compared to other infectious diseases? by Charlie Weller

It seems that we hear a lot about measles compared to other infectious diseases, such as rubella or whooping cough. But why?

Face to face interview taking place in Benin as part of the Gallup World Poll 2018..

Opinion | 13 August 2019

The most important healthcare tool is trust by Jeremy Farrar

Wellcome Global Monitor shows that 70% of people trust scientists, doctors, and nurses.

Young girl watches Ebola response team prepare vaccination equipment.

Opinion | 2 August 2019

How research has fundamentally changed the response to Ebola in DRC by Josie Golding

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.

A Red Cross volunteer shows a cholera leaflet to refugees in a camp.

News | 17 April 2019

4 ways we're working with DFID to thwart epidemics

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.

An Ebola response team in DRC, under the protection of UN troops wearing bulletproof vests and helmets.

News | 6 March 2019

Wellcome pledges new funds to tackle Ebola outbreak – but more is needed to prevent catastrophe

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.

illustration of influenza bacteria

Opinion | 1 March 2019

Vaccines work – for superbugs too by Ed Whiting

There's a vital set of tools to help us tackle the threat of superbugs that we're not using to their full potential. Vaccines.

Forest officials in the Indian state of Kerala deposit a bat into a container

Explainer | 22 January 2019

CEPI can develop new vaccines to fight epidemics – but it needs global funding

Developing new vaccines is challenging, costly and complex. CEPI is a new model for funding vaccine development which aims to change this.

A health official works in the laboratory extraction room of the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control in Nigeria.

News | 17 December 2018

Research should be at the heart of an epidemic response

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.

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