We contribute to improving the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten global health
The prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases has increased by more than 26% in the past 10 years
Today, more than 500 million people live with genetic and lifestyle-related cardiometabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
People do not have equal opportunities for a healthy life and treatment
Rising inequity in health is not just a problem for individuals but is also a great burden for families and society.
Every year about 1.3 million people die from multidrug-resistant infections
We urgently need to improve our international preparedness for effectively managing antimicrobial resistance and novel viruses.
Projects and initiatives we have supported
Danish Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence will contribute to solving big societal challenges
PIG-PARADIGM – research into the intestinal resilience of piglets
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded DKK 150 million (€20.1 million) for an interdisciplinary research project that may lead to a reduction in the use of antibiotics in the pig farming industry.
AMR Action Fund – global initiative to combat antimicrobial resistance
Several leading pharmaceutical companies and foundations have raised USD 1 billion to launch the AMR Action Fund. The aim is to bring 2–4 new antibiotics to patients by 2030.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease
With a USD 47.5 million commitment over a five-year period, the Foundation has supported the establishment of a new centre for genomic research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Boston (US).
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW)
The Foundation has awarded up to DKK 2.2 billion (300 million euro) over a 10-year for the centre, which is established as a partnership between three leading research institutions.
Pandemic Antiviral Discovery (PAD)
Together with Open Philanthropy and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has made an initial commitment of up to USD 90 million in coordinated funding towards the initiative in 2022.
Centre for Childhood Health
In 2020, the Novo Nordisk Foundation awarded a grant towards the establishment of a new entity in the Foundation, with the main task of developing a new centre focusing on healthy weight for children.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is supporting a number of initiatives in relation to combatting COVID-19.