WHO announces establishment of foundation to expand funding sources

WHO announces establishment of foundation to expand funding sources
May 28, 2020 No Comments News customjune.com
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, attends the 147th session of the WHO Executive Board session in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, May 22,2020. (WHO/Christopher Black via AP)

The Director General of the World Health Organization Tan Desai announced the official establishment of the WHO Foundation to expand funding sources to meet the most pressing global health challenges.

Tan Desai said at the press conference that the establishment of the foundation is the result of the active preparation and hard work of countless individuals and partner organizations for more than two years, and is a “historical” step for WHO.

The WHO stated that the foundation is headquartered in Geneva. The foundation is legally independent of WHO. The goal is to promote donations from the public, major donors and business partners to expand the funding sources of health organizations such as WHO .

Tan Desai denied that the establishment of the foundation is related to recent funding issues. US President Trump has repeatedly criticized the WHO for being China-centric and has issued false information about China ’s epidemic situation, announcing the suspension of funding, and threatening the WHO to stop funding completely if it does not promise reform within 30 days.

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