For almost 50 years, research funded by Wellbeing of Women has contributed to numerous techniques and treatments that are now standard practice in women’s healthcare.
Our robust and rigorous peer review and selection procedure ensures that we invest in the very best of medical research, which has resulted in some remarkable progress. However, we are entirely dependent on voluntary contributions to fund the cost of our vital medical research, public awareness campaigns and health information resources.
The loyal and generous support we receive from Charitable Trusts and Foundations is essential to our work. We are always looking to forge new relationships with Trusts committed to improving women’s health for the benefit of women and their families everywhere. We are currently supporting a wide range of research projects which will lead to better treatments and outcomes for women and their babies.
Current research projects funded by trusts include:
• Developing a virus delivered therapy for ovarian cancer
• Investigating the causes of womb cancer to develop new, more tailored treatments
• Looking at the role of infection in causing brain damage in newborn babies
• Developing a simple blood test to predict which pregnant women are at risk of early pregnancy loss or pre-eclampsia
• Identifying proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of premature birth
• Trialling BOTOX injections as a treatment for over active bladder disease, a common cause of urinary incontinence in women over 40
Trusts and Foundations can fund the duration of a research project or make a significant contribution by funding the researchers or laboratory equipment crucial to the success of the project. They can also choose to fund our training grants for doctors and midwives.
If you are a Trustee or have links with a trust and would like to find out more about how you can support Wellbeing of Women, please contact the Trusts Department on 020 7772 6473 or email Trusts at Wellbeing of Women.