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News | 3 December 2018

Second global call to action against drug-resistant infections

Wellcome has co-hosted a second global event, in Ghana, to help drive pioneering action to stop the rise and spread of superbugs.

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News | 27 June 2018

New antibiotic approved for drug-resistant infections

A new antibiotic to treat drug-resistant infections, developed with support from Wellcome, has been approved for patient use in the USA.


News | 22 March 2018

First Japanese company joins CARB-X partnership

Pharmaceutical company Shionogi is the first Japanese company to join CARB-X, Wellcome’s antibiotic development partnership.

Man in car studying map.

News | 13 March 2018

Wellcome's goals: support global research to tackle global challenges

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.

Young person drinking water from a tap in Pakistan

Opinion | 9 March 2018

The story of a superbug from genome to advocacy by Elizabeth Klemm

A ‘typhoid superbug’ in Pakistan has been in headlines around the world. Researchers identified a typhoid strain that has become resistant to multiple antibiotics.

Professor Sharon Peacock

News | 30 January 2018

Global intelligence on superbugs vital to stop antibiotic resistance

Wellcome is bringing together a new, international expert group, SEDRIC. Professor Sharon Peacock, the group’s Chair, explains why it’s necessary and what it aims to do.

A doctor examines the x-ray of the chest of a patient with TB

News | 13 October 2017

Global pledges to speed up action on superbugs

Wellcome is investing £2.4 million in a new project to track the global impact of superbugs as part of our ongoing efforts to help address this urgent global health threat.

A child looks at rainwater on a flooded street in Mozambique.

News | 10 October 2017

Findings from new malaria database are 'wake-up call'

Researchers have compiled and analysed 115 years of malaria data in Africa, providing the most detailed picture yet of where efforts to control malaria infection are being won and lost across the continent. 

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a malaria infected red blood cell.

News | 21 September 2017

Superbug’s spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

A highly drug-resistant strain of malaria has spread from western Cambodia to southern Vietnam.