The organization raised $ 800 million, while $ 1.7 billion was needed for its purpose. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, WHO has coordinated a global response at all levels.
WHO managed to raise only $ 800 million of the necessary $ 1.7 billion to fight against coronavirus. It is reported by CNN on Friday, May 22.
“The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adan Gebreisus, said that the number of pledges for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic this year amounted to almost 800 million US dollars,” the publication said.
Preliminary estimates show that the organization needs $ 1.7 billion for these purposes.
“Since the start of the pandemic, WHO has worked day and night to coordinate global response at all three levels of the organization — providing technical advice, catalyzing political solidarity, activating resources, coordinating logistics, and more,” said Gebreisus at an executive board meeting.
Recall that previously in the world a record increase in COVID-19. More than 106 thousand new cases were recorded per day, which is the largest indicator since the beginning of the epidemic.