“Death Does Not Wait.” Top Funders Make Data a Priority in Achieving Global Health Equity

“Death Does Not Wait.” Top Funders Make Data a Priority in Achieving Global Health Equity

Rockefeller is the latest big foundation that wants to bring better data and data tools to global health work. Recent philanthropic commitments in this space now total hundreds of millions of dollars. Why the new urgency around data?

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“A Built-In Advantage.” Why U.S. Universities are Looking Across the Atlantic to British Foundations

“A Built-In Advantage.” Why U.S. Universities are Looking Across the Atlantic to British Foundations

British foundations gave approximately $125 million to North American universities between 2014-2018, far more than their publicly funded European counterparts. Is this a new and promising frontier for American higher ed fundraisers?

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We Are the World’s Second Biggest Foundation. Here’s What Accountability Means to Us

We Are the World’s Second Biggest Foundation. Here’s What Accountability Means to Us

Over the past 18 months, the Wellcome Trust has wrestled with how to respond to growing critiques that philanthropy is at odds with democracy. A top executive at the foundation—which has assets of $30 billion—explains where it came out.

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Who is Tackling the World’s Biggest Overlooked Health Crisis?

Who is Tackling the World’s Biggest Overlooked Health Crisis?

Globally, anxiety and depression are a bigger health burden than you probably realize. Existing treatments are often ineffective, and doctors don’t know why. Wellcome Trust is investing big to transform mental health research and care.

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Dept. of Existential Threats: Who's Worried About Superbugs?

Dept. of Existential Threats: Who's Worried About Superbugs?

A group of heavy hitters, now including the Gates Foundation, are backing a research effort to ensure that global health systems aren’t outflanked by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The stakes could hardly be higher.

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A Top Funder Wants to Know: What Does an Urban Future Mean for Humanity's Well-Being?

A Top Funder Wants to Know: What Does an Urban Future Mean for Humanity's Well-Being?

Is the rapid urbanization of the world a good thing when it comes to public health, equity, and more? To find out, Wellcome Trust is funding a five-year study in hundreds of cities.

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