Nonprofit Spotlight: WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

The World Health Organization is among those groups leading the charge in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, supporting various countries’ efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. The WHO has identified a need for $675 million in funding for activities through April 2020. In response, it has created the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

WHO Director - Covid-19 Fund
Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Contributions will go toward the following activities:

  • Putting in place activities to Track and understand the spread of the virus;
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need
  • Buying and ship essential supplies such as masks, gloves and protective ware for frontline workers
  • Producing evidence based guidelines and advice, and make sure health workers and responders get the information and training to detect and treat affected patients;
  • Producing guidance for the general public and for particular groups on measures to take to prevent the spread and prevent themselves and others
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

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