COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

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COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is a global fund for supporting the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It was launched on March 13, 2020 by the Director-General of WHO in Geneva, Switzerland.[1] The purpose of the response fund is to "support WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments."[2] Major companies, including Facebook, H&M and Google have donated to the Solidarity Response Fund, in addition to several private individuals.[1][3][4][5]

UNICEF joined the Solidarity Response Fund on April 3, 2020 to work together with WHO on COVID-19 response.[6]

According to WHO's estimations, the requirement to respond to COVID-19 until the end of 2020 is US$1.7 billion. As of May 15, 2020, 36.2% (US$624.5 m) of required amount has been collected.[7]


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