Good health makes life better. We want to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.
That's why we support thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world to explore great ideas, at every step of the way from discovery to impact.
We also identify priority areas where we can give focused, intensive support when there are real opportunities to transform lives, or we can drive reform to ensure that ideas reach their full potential.
We advance ideas
Supporting ideas has always been central to our approach. We also stimulate ideas and pursue many of our own.
From the science of our cells and bodies, to the way we experience health
Innovations that improve health, from new drugs to breakthroughs in medical technology
Encouraging conversations about science, health and the human condition
Making research and healthcare as effective as possible
We seize opportunities and drive reform
We choose priority areas where we want to see, lead and be accountable for change. We work in partnerships and set ambitious targets to bring about improvements in these areas.
Science and health research should be open to anyone with a great idea
Modern medicine relies on being able to treat infectious diseases
Improving understanding of mental health problems and treatments.
We want to find ways to protect, nurture and sustain our planet
Developing research leaders and the ecosystems they work in
Young people should have an inspiring and relevant education
We need better ways to develop and use vaccines
We're currently looking at snakebite and data for science and health.
Contacts for what we do
Wellcome Photography Prize 2019
The prize will reward inspiring imagery that shows the importance of health in society. Find out how to enter.
Our international cultural project is exploring local stories of contagion in New York, Hong Kong and Geneva.
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