All R&D funders, developers and manufacturers must help ensure that new vaccines, diagnostics and treatments developed for COVID-19 are globally available, appropriate and affordable, regardless of where they have been developed or who has funded them. The COVID-19 virus has now reached every corner of the world – these products must also.
We want to help the world overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. We're supporting research and development, and working to make sure that any new vaccines, diagnostics and treatments are mass-produced quickly and reach everyone who needs them.
At least $8 billion of new funding is needed for the global response to COVID-19 – for research, development and supply of treatments for all, and support for public health measures in countries with the weakest health systems.
Every three years we survey over a thousand adults to understand public knowledge about and interest in science and health research.
Research on research (also known as meta-research, the science of science and meta-science) is the study of research itself.
Current practices prioritise outputs over people’s wellbeing. We want to help build a better research culture – one that is creative, inclusive and honest.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies are transforming research and healthcare. We want to make sure everyone benefits from health data innovation.
Following the work led by Jim Smith in reviewing the way we support science, Wellcome is now reviewing its wider strategy.
How Wellcome is working to ensure that research evidence is used to influence policy and practice.
This is one of the world’s biggest hidden health crises. We want to transform the way snakebite treatments are researched and delivered to bring them into the 21st century.
Research is an essential part of being ready for and responding to public health emergencies, like COVID-19 and Ebola.
Wellcome is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to take on big challenges in global health.
New clinical practice guidelines are urgently needed for trials where the current guidelines are not fit for purpose.
The Wellcome Leap Fund will be a £250 million charity designed to accelerate discovery and innovation by taking risks and providing funding at scale for ambitious scientific goals.
Mental health treatments are no more advanced today than 30 years ago. We are leading a radical new approach to drive the science forward and improve people’s lives.
Read summaries of the grants awarded under the Our Planet, Our Health programme.
Everyone should have access to the life-changing benefits of medicines and other healthcare interventions, like vaccines, diagnostics and therapies.
The Surveillance and Epidemiology of Drug-resistant Infections Consortium (SEDRIC) brings together a range of international experts to share expertise and take action to tackle the gaps in drug-resistant infections surveillance and epidemiology.
We want the research we fund – like publications, data, software and materials – to be open and accessible, so it can have the greatest possible impact.
Knowledge and understanding don’t stop at borders. We're working with the UK government and others to achieve a Brexit settlement that allows research to thrive in the UK and Europe.