Genomic surveillance - Farrar (General)

by dulan drift, Sunday, July 25, 2021, 06:58 (185 days ago) @ dulan drift

H3Africa is funded by NIH and Wellcome Trust.

Sir Jeremy has been Director of Wellcome Trust since 2013.

Wellcome website: Jeremy is a member of the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), the UK Vaccine Taskforce and the Principles Group of the ACT-Accelerator hosted by the WHO, and he chairs the WHO R&D Blueprint Advisory Group.

So very powerful - fundamentally connected with WHO and the One Health concept.

Stat: Wellcome Trust (issues) grants from an endowment valued at about $26.5 billion. .. As a private funder of biomedical research, the Wellcome Trust is second in size only to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Guardian: (As) the world's third largest charitable foundation, dispensing around £700 million each year .. (and) the largest non-governmental funder of research within the UK system, Wellcome has an increasingly powerful voice in science policy.

Farrar has spoke-personed this ‘increasingly powerful voice’ (VIV - Very Important Voice?) to manifest Wellcome’s vision regarding human genomic surveillance.

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny: He’s a visionary .. he is willing to take risks.

Apart from H3Africa, Wellcome shares/bankrolls a risky vision with the China Kadoorie Biobank - a genomic collection 7-up style initiative in China.


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