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Global health philanthropy

Covid-19 accelerates positive change in the way philanthropy operates

Donzelina Barroso 23 November 2020

Funding global health issues through networked and systems approaches offers greater opportunity for impact during the crisis and beyond. The ongoing global Covid-19 crisis has put important development advancements of recent decades at risk, and …

Covid-19 and the unfinished funding agenda in Southeast Asia

Rosalia Sciortino 19 November 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, philanthropists and private foundations have invested their resources to control the Covid-19 epidemic and ameliorate its impacts. The reactions have varied from admiration for the ‘generosity’ and social commitment …

Systems thinking can support research translation and crossing the ‘valley of death’

Noel Chambers 16 November 2020

Funders of health and medical research play a unique and important role. Beyond supporting individual projects and striving to achieve their purpose, funders can collectively influence culture and systems. At the researcher level, emphasis is …

Wellcome’s new strategy to address world’s biggest threats to health

Alliance magazine 10 November 2020

The Wellcome Trust, the world’s fourth-largest foundation and one of the largest funders of global health, has announced its new strategy, which will focus on infectious diseases, mental health, and global heating. Speaking to Alliance …