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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.

Two nurses prepare to administer vaccines.

News | 5 December 2018

Research is saving lives in the Ebola outbreaks in DRC

Protecting people in DRC from Ebola takes a chain of responders from all over the world. Research has been at the heart of the response.

Detail from a map showing yellow fever cases near the New York waterfront in 1797

News | 12 June 2018

Contagious Cities: people and pathogens, microbes and migration

This international cultural project is exploring local stories of contagion in New York, Hong Kong and Geneva.

News | 29 July 2015

Antimicrobial resistance: still widely misunderstood

The rise of antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest challenges of modern times. The Wellcome Trust commissioned a study to find out people's attitudes to antibiotics and their understanding of resistance.