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Chlorine is sprayed onto the hands of a health worker wearing yellow protective gloves.

News | 23 May 2018

Wellcome pledges £2m after new Ebola outbreak confirmed

Wellcome is making an initial fund of up to £2 million available to support a rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

A vaccine vial against an orange background

Q&A | 23 April 2018

Why do we need vaccines?

Vaccines are one of our most effective health interventions, but are often misunderstood. In this Q&A, we explain what they are, how they work and why they are important.

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.

Woman and child in Cambodia taking part in survey

News | 15 February 2018

Huge global survey to gauge public attitudes to science

Wellcome is funding an ambitious new global study designed to understand how people around the world think and feel about science and key health challenges.

A child carrying a pail of water.

News | 29 September 2017

New typhoid vaccine could halve infection rate

Researchers have shown that a new typhoid vaccine called Vi-TT is safe, well-tolerated and could be effective in tackling typhoid rates in affected areas.

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.

Pregnant woman in Sao Paulo having a blood test in hospital.

News | 29 June 2017

Zika vaccine research: guidance for including pregnant women

New guidance for including pregnant woman and their babies in Zika vaccine research has been published today.