The World Health Organization (WHO) establishes the special Foundation that will support the Organization’s efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges. Its goal is to help broaden WHO’s donor base and work towards more sustainable funding.
The Foundation will facilitate contributions from the general public, individual major donors and corporate partners to WHO and trusted partners to deliver on high-impact programmes. The WHO Foundation as an independent grant-making entity will simplify the processing of philanthropic contributions in support of all aspects of WHO mission.
“An important part of WHO’s future success is broadening its donor base and increasing both the quantity and quality of funds at its disposal. The creation of the WHO Foundation, as part of WHO’s transformation, is an important step towards this goal, and towards achieving our mission to promote health, keep the world safe,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.
As per WHO’s five-year strategic plan, it is aimed to protect 1 billion people from health emergencies; extend universal health coverage to 1 billion people; and assure healthy lives and wellbeing to 1 billion people by 2023.