Jeremy Farrar

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What if the world was ready for the next deadly pandemic?

About Jeremy

Tropical medicine expert Jeremy Farrar is the Director of the Wellcome Trust, the world’s second largest global charitable foundation, dedicated to improving health. Before joining Wellcome, Jeremy served for 18 years as Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, where his research in infectious diseases, tropical health and emerging infections exposed him to the SARS, bird flu and H1N1 flu outbreaks. In 2005, Jeremy became an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services in tropical medicine. He has contributed to 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers, served on several World Health Organization advisory committees, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Married with three children, Jeremy loves all sport and enjoys walking in the Alps. 

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Jeremy on the TEDMED Blog

With billions in the bank, a ‘visionary’ doctor tries to change the world

Branswell H. STAT. 2016. 

UN and WHO ‘not fit for purpose’ to tackle pandemics
Reynolds M. WIRED. 2016.

O’Neill calls for action on drug resistant infection
Ryan C. wellcome. 2016. 

World Immunisation Week: seven vaccine challenges
Goodsell D. wellcome. 2016. 

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