In March 2017, Wellcome announced five ambitious goals to support research globally. Today they look at what they have achieved so far and what they are working towards in 2018.
Throughout 2017 Wellcome worked towards these goals by collaborating with colleagues from across the world.
Collaboration brings fresh ideas and new perspectives. Bringing people together from diverse backgrounds, often across borders, leads to new ways of thinking, better solutions and faster progress.
In 2016/17, Wellcome made 939 awards worth £1.1 billion, more than ever before and double what the trust supported a decade ago. They currently fund research activity in more than 100 countries and its non-UK funding continues to increase, largely driven by a commitment to major initiatives such as CEPI, CARB-X, GARD-P, DELTAS and H3Africa, and by increased investments in Africa and Asia Programmes.
These are only some examples of how Wellcome is working to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through strategic partnerships and collaborations, partnerships which will develop further throughout this year.