Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust was established in 1936 and headquartered in London, UK. The mission of Wellcome Trust is to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health. The Wellcome Trust has an endowment of more than 16 billion British Pounds and The Wellcome Trust supports and funds the sequencing of the human genome at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, development of a malaria drug, and other research projects. Wellcome Trust fully supports open access of research papers and reports.

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How climate affects health

Over the last few years, we've seen that rising temperatures and extreme weather events can significantly affect the health of people around the world.


What we can learn from HIV to help end this pandemic

COVID-19 isn't the first time the world has had to deal with a global pandemic—and it won't be the last. But lessons learned from previous disease outbreaks, such as HIV/AIDS, play a key role in providing the tools and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

People worldwide want their governments to value science

During a global pandemic, it's vital that governments endorse and implement scientific recommendations. We asked people around the world whether they felt their government valued scientific advice throughout the coronavirus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to prevent another major pandemic

The world could have been much better prepared for COVID-19. So now we must ask: How well prepared are we going to be for the next pandemic?

Medical research

How can the world adapt to COVID-19 in the long term?

As the acute phase of the pandemic passes, COVID-19 will remain with us as an endemic disease—still around, but a manageable threat. What does this mean, and what must we do to stop it from erupting again?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert explains how to track coronavirus variants

New COVID-19 variants could potentially jeopardize a lot of the work that has been done so far to contain the pandemic. Sonia Gonçalves explains how genomic surveillance can help us track and contain them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An expert explains viral variants, mutations and strains

What are variants? We asked Divya Shah, Epidemics Research Lead, to explain how variants happen, what they mean for treatments and vaccines—including for COVID-19—and how we can prevent them.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we need a scientific approach to mental health at work

With businesses looking to support the mental health of their staff more than ever, Wellcome is urging them to take a science-based approach. Miranda Wolpert shares what we've learned so far about what works for supporting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When will the world be vaccinated against COVID-19?

The global effort to find vaccines for COVID-19 has been incredibly successful, with multiple vaccines demonstrating high efficacy in clinical trials less than a year after the disease was discovered.

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