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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.

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.

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.

Health workers hugging at an Ebola treatment facility in Sierra Leone

News | 17 January 2017

Ebola vaccine development: still more to be done

A panel of international experts has called for continued commitment to Ebola vaccine development to fully prepare for the next outbreak.

A patient with health workers at an Ebola treatment facility built by Médecins Sans Frontières in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

News | 22 December 2016

Final trials confirm Ebola vaccine is highly effective

The final results from a large trial of a promising Ebola vaccine in Guinea, confirm that it provides a high level of protection against the disease.

Illustration of a cross section through an HIV virus particle.

Explainer | 25 April 2016

World Immunisation Week: seven vaccine challenges

There are many diseases for which we do not have a vaccine, or the vaccine we have is not effective enough. Dr Charlie Weller, who leads Wellcome’s vaccines work, highlights some of these infections, and why developing a safe and effective vaccine is particularly challenging.