A-Z Organisations

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a public service broadcaster, headquartered at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London. It is the world’s oldest national broadcaster, and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, employing over 22,000 staff in total, of whom more than 19,000 are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of BBC staff amounts to 35,402 including part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Is an American private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $46.8 billion in assets.

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC – USA)

Is the national public health agency of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

The Faculty expands the limits of epidemiology and addresses some of the largest public health problems in the world. We are home to the largest grouping of epidemiologists in Europe with research expertise ranging from clinical trials, statistical analysis genetic epidemiology, large-scale observational studies and field trials through to the design and evaluation of clinical and public health interventions in low, middle and high-income countries. We aim to inform the biological understanding of diseases and provide evidence for decision making in public health using methodologically rigorous and innovative approaches.

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GAVI

Is a public–private global health partnership with the goal of increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. GAVI brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank. the vaccine industry in both industrialised and developing countries, research and technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private philanthropists. GAVI has observer status at the World Health Assembly.

The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian, and changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, The Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust.

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Independent SAGE

The Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, better known as Independent SAGE is a group of scientists, unaffiliated to government (although some are also in the government SAGE), that aims to provide advice to the United Kingdom government regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a public research university in London.

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Kings College London

Kings College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a founding college and member institution of the federal University of London.

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a public research university in Bloomsbury, central London, and a constituent college of the University of London that specialises in public health and tropical medicine.

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National Health Service (NHS)

The National Health Service (NHS) is the umbrella term for the publicly funded healthcare systems of the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1948 they have been funded out of general taxation. There are three systems which make up the “NHS” (NHS in England, NHS Scotland and NHS Wales).

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OFCOM

The Office of Communications, commonly known as Ofcom, is the government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.

ONS

The Office for National Statistics is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority, a non-ministerial department which reports directly to the UK Parliament.

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Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) was an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom which began operating on 1 April 2013 to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

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Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is a British Government advisory body that advises central government in emergencies. It is usually chaired by the United Kingdom’s Chief Scientific Adviser, currently Sir Patrick Vallance.

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World Economic Forum (WEF)

The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded on 24 January 1971. The WEF’s mission is stated as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.

World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.