This short film introduces the Wellcome Trust’s Sustaining Health initiative, a research fund that connects the environment, nutrition and health.
Humanity faces profound questions about how our planet can sustain nine billion people by 2050 and beyond. With the trend of urbanisation, the majority of the world’s population now lives in cities. There is a global nutrition crisis, with dual problems of under-nutrition and obesity. Meanwhile, environmental and population changes have major implications for issues including food and nutrition security, access to clean water and sanitation, and natural disasters.
In meeting these challenges and delivering culturally, socially and economically appropriate solutions, research has a critical role to play. By committing to fund multidisciplinary research in this area, the Trust will explore what role it can play in helping to relieve the strain that our planet is under. By working together we can find solutions that will help maintain human and animal health far into the future.
Help us to shape this initiative. Find out more: wellcome.ac.uk/sustaininghealth