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Fund launched to seed new thinking in sustaining the future of health
Date:7/11/2013

The Wellcome Trust today launches a global funding scheme to seed research into the impact of a changing world on the future of human health.

With the ever-rising global population estimated to reach nine billion people by 2050, the scheme responds to the pressing challenge of ensuring that everyone can live a healthy life, while meeting present and future ecological and societal needs in a sustainable and economically viable way.

The 'Sustaining Health' call will support pilot research projects to investigate the issues at stake, as well as the impact of our behaviours as individuals and societies. The ultimate goal is to develop fresh approaches to prevent and mitigate the risks to human health.

Urbanisation is advancing at an unremitting pace, with the majority of the world's populations now living in cities while rural communities are becoming increasingly marginalised. At the same time, the world is living in a global nutrition crisis, with a dual problem of hunger and obesity. Under nutrition threatens the health of millions of the world's poor, while dietary choices and lifestyles are contributing to an unprecedented burden of obesity and chronic diseases. Environmental and climate changes are threatening food security, access to clean water and sanitation, population migration, increasing incidence of natural disasters and disease spread.

An initial fund of 5million has been committed to launch the scheme and the aim is to build research capacity for interdisciplinary research in this area that will be eligible to seek larger-scale funding from the Trust's existing biomedical and translational funding programmes.

Proposals with the potential to "unlock the power of data" are particularly welcomed, recognising the value of the explosion of data in the public and private domains such as mobile phone data, retail store cards, public transport and insurance records. Mobile phones are already being used to tra
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Contact: Craig Brierley
c.brierley@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7329
Wellcome Trust
Source:Eurekalert

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