May 29

WHO Foundation to Broaden Funding Base for Global Health Investment

By United Nations

The WHO Foundation, which is independent, will be an integral part of the UN agency’s resource mobilization strategy to broaden its donor base.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the idea came from a staff member in response to a call made nearly three years ago for suggestions to transform the organization.

“It is well documented that one of the greatest threats to WHO’s success is the fact that less than 20 per cent of our budget comes in the form of flexible assessed contributions from Member States, while more than 80 per cent is voluntary contributions, from Member States and other donors, which are usually tightly earmarked for specific programmes,” he explained.

Photo courtesy of Bill Oxford.

Source: Big News Network (link opens in a new window)

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