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Novo Nordisk Foundation teams up with Gates Foundation: "It isn't a question of if another pandemic hits, it is a question of when"

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is collaborating with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Open Philanthropy on pandemic preparedness, with initial funding of USD 90m.

Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO at the Novo Nordisk Foundation | Photo: Gregers Tycho/ERH

Although fear of the coronavirus has subsided in Europe, China is in a state of high alert due to another outbreak. Preparing for future pandemics is therefore a pressing issue, says Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO at the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

”It isn’t a question of if another pandemic hits, it is a question of when, and how bad it is,” he says.

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