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.
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.