The World Health Organization(WHO) together with the United Nations (UN) Foundation and partners have launched COVID-19 Solidarity response fund.
World Health Organization Launches Covid-19 Fundraising to Support Countries.
The COVID-19 Solidarity fund will support the work of World Health Organization,partners and help countries respond to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Solidarity response fund will be fueled by institutions, corporate,private individuals around the world in other to contribute against the pandemic response efforts.
Facebook and Google are going to provide a greater support in this solidarity response fund.
The Solidarity response fund is to equip diagnostic laboratories; improve surveillance and data collection; establish and maintain intensive care units; strengthen supply chains; accelerate research and development of vaccines and therapeutics; and take other critical steps to scale up the public health response to the pandemic.
World Health Organization Director General,Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said:
“We are at a critical point in the global response to COVID-19 – we need everyone to get involved in this massive effort to keep the world safe,”
“We are immensely grateful to the UN Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation for coming forward to help us set up this fund.
A lot of people and institutions have been saying they want to contribute to the fight against the novel coronavirus. Now they can.”