Wellcome Trust [to 28 January 2017]
News / Published: 24 January 2017
New partnerships to tackle health and environmental issues
We’ve awarded four new research partnerships a total of £29m to tackle global environmental and health challenges.
The scientists – from Australia, South America and the UK – are receiving the funding as part of Wellcome’s £75m commitment to population and planetary health.
Two of the partnerships will focus on the health challenges of diverse urban environments.
:: Professor Ana Diez Roux, at Drexel University in the USA, will study the links between health and the physical, natural and economic environments in highly urbanised Latin America.
:: Prof Rebekah Brown, at Monash University in Australia, will investigate how nature-based solutions can help to improve the sanitation and environment of people living in informal urban settlements in Fiji and Indonesia.
The other two partnerships will focus on food systems and choices.
:: Prof Charles Godfray, at Oxford University, will look at the environmental and health impacts of animal-sourced food, mainly in the UK, and what their future could look like.
:: Prof Alan Dangour, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will build on work we’ve already funded to explore what factors form sustainable and healthy food systems in India and South Africa…