Wellcome Trust To Focus Funding More On Infectious Diseases, Climate Change, Mental Health

Science: In new strategy, Wellcome Trust will take on global health challenges
“One of the world’s largest nongovernmental funders of science, the Wellcome Trust, is enlarging its focus to include goal-oriented, as well as basic research. The London-based philanthropy, which spends more than £1 billion per year, said [Monday] it will boost funding for research on infectious diseases, the health effects of global warming, and mental health. The new strategy moves it closer to philanthropies such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on public health challenges around the world…” (Kupferschmidt, 10/19).

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