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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.

Wellcome Director of Innovation Steve Caddick

Opinion | 14 January 2019

2018 was a flagship year for Innovations – and 2019 is equally promising by Steve Caddick

Director of Innovation Stephen Caddick explains how his team has built its global portfolio to around £1 billion, touching the lives of more than 1.8 million people.

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News | 19 December 2018

Why we need a globally coordinated approach to preparing for epidemics

At $60 billion a year, epidemics cost far more than putting in place the systems to prepare for them.

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.

Animation showing a doctor administering a vaccine to a volunteer

Q&A | 4 December 2018

What are human infection studies and why do we need them?

Human infection studies have the power to rapidly accelerate the development of much-needed vaccines and treatments. Find out what they are, how they work and why they are important.

Doctor vaccinates a patient in the company of a nurse.

Opinion | 22 November 2018

Developing a vaccine for Ebola – the case for coordination and preparedness by Charlie Weller

The global community showed the power of working together during the West African Ebola epidemic. Continuing to do so could be key to improving epidemic preparedness.

Mother with eight-week-old daughter, surrounded by family members.

News | 21 November 2018

How research is helping kids growing up with congenital Zika syndrome

Three years on from an unprecedented epidemic in Central and South America, families affected by Zika are still benefiting from research studies supported since the outbreak began.

Father holding his toddler son in Bauchi, one of the regions in Nigeria affected by Lassa fever

Opinion | 2 November 2018

Lassa fever: why we need to speed up research by Josie Golding

Lassa fever is now on the priority list of the World Health Organization and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness. But we need to continue to fill in the gaps in research.