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News | 4 September 2017

Wellcome joins £52 million global drive on antibiotic resistance

Wellcome is committing up to £1 million as part of a £52 million (€56.5m) global pledge to tackle antibiotic resistance.

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News | 25 August 2017

A global call for action on drug-resistant infections

A global conference in October will accelerate action on tackling drug-resistant infections, one of the greatest health and economic challenges of our time.

Dr Jeremy Farrar

Opinion | 10 July 2017

Director's update: G20 leaders' pledges on global health

G20 leaders united to make crucial pledges on global health at the weekend. Wellcome’s Director Jeremy Farrar gives an overview.

An MSF health worker holds a baby in Guinea who is infected with Ebola.

Opinion | 7 July 2017

G20 summit: act now in the fight against epidemics

The G20 summit starts today in Hamburg. Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome's Director, and Paul Stoffels, Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson, urge them to keep up the momentum in tackling infectious disease outbreaks.

New WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Opinion | 26 May 2017

Our letter to the new WHO Director-General

In an open letter, our Director Jeremy Farrar congratulates the new head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and sets out what Wellcome thinks the WHO's priorities should be.

New baby born by caesarean.

Opinion | 19 May 2017

Drug-resistant infections: the clock is ticking

This week marks a year since the publication of the International Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, a review led by Lord Jim O’Neill and supported by Wellcome.

Detail from a map of the world with each area made up of human tissue relating to the main health problems in that area

News | 4 May 2017

Antibiotic resistance has a language barrier

Wellcome is joining international experts to call for a review of the global language used to discuss the problem of pathogens resistant to available drugs.

Light-emitting diodes in a component that will be used to image deep areas of patients' lungs.

News | 30 March 2017

We are pledging $155m to tackle drug-resistant infections

Wellcome is committing $155 million over five years to tackle drug-resistant infections through a transatlantic partnership, CARB-X

A chest X-ray showing scarring of the lungs

News | 24 March 2017

Breakthrough in battle against resistant TB

Whole Genome Sequencing is being used to identify tuberculosis (TB), improving treatment for patients and helping stem the spread of drug-resistant infections.

Staff member at the Africa Health Research Institute, KwaZulu-Natal, holding up test tubes in the lab.

News | 1 March 2017

Our goals for the year ahead

Today we announce five goals for Wellcome. These goals look ahead to how we will build strategic partnerships and promote policies which support research globally.

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News | 27 February 2017

WHO lists 12 superbugs threatening human health

A list of the 12 drug-resistant and deadly pathogens posing the greatest threat to human health has been published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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News | 3 February 2017

Drug-resistant bugs threaten global malaria control

A new strain of multidrug-resistant malaria parasites has spread across parts of South-east Asia, according to a study published this week.