Millions for COVID-19 initiatives in low- and middle-income countries
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is awarding DKK 14.4 million for 15 international initiatives that can mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in countries such as Sudan, Colombia and Myanmar.
Covid-19 testcenters in Denmark
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded up to DKK 250 million to Statens Serum Institut (SSI) in connection with the establishment of Testcenter Danmark, a national COVID-19 test centre.
Emergency production of ethanol
The Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Carlsberg Foundation have donated DKK 17.5 million totally to establish a consortium comprising the Danish state, Carlsberg, Ørsted and Ree Holding, which will ensure emergency production of ethanol for disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis.
New antibody tests
Two recently-developed and highly sensitive antibody tests can make a major contribution to monitoring the transmission of COVID-19 during the pandemic and the development of antibodies at the individual level and in society as a whole. The new tests have been developed from scratch in close collaboration between Rigshospitalet, the University of Copenhagen and Novo Nordisk A/S, with support from the Carlsberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Grants awarded for emergency COVID-19 projects
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a total of DKK 82.5 million for 45 projects that aim to mitigate the short-term health-related effects of the COVID-19 epidemic across the Danish Realm.
Novo Nordisk Foundation supports COVID-19 projects in Jordan and Tanzania
The Foundation is supporting four ambitious projects that, among other things, will focus on ensuring the supply of water and mitigating the risk of transmission.