Several Nations Announce New Funding For WHO’s Emergencies Fund; Amount Still Short Of Need

Devex: WHO emergency contingency fund attracts new donors, but funding still short of $100M target
“Early this week, 11 donors announced funding for the World Health Organization’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies during a pledging conference in Geneva. The pledges will help increase CFE’s funding levels in 2018 to $23 million, a needed increase, though a fraction of its $100 million target. … Albeit only a slight increase, the fresh pledges ensure WHO will continue to have immediately available funding for the multiple crises they are responding to globally — at least in the immediate term. But there’s no doubt that this won’t be sufficient in the long run, and donors need to step up their contributions to the fund…” (Ravelo, 3/28).

Intellectual Property Watch: Global Health Funding Flows As WHO, Gavi, Global Fund Benefit
“Actions by governments in recent days show funding for global health continues to be a priority for some countries. Geneva-based institutions and their programs around the world are among the beneficiaries” (New, 3/27).

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