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U.N. Foundation Applauds New Pledges To WHO Contingency Fund For Emergencies

U.N. Foundation’s “Global Connections”: Funding for Global Health Emergencies is an Encouraging Step — And More Will Be Needed
Kate Dodson, vice president for global health strategy at the U.N. Foundation, welcomes donor countries’ recent pledges to the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE), noting, “The contributions from Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, and others ranged from $20,000 to $5.6 million — boosting the fund to $23 million total. Donor countries also included five first-time donors … WHO is aiming for $100 million in funding for the CFE by 2018-2019, so the international community has a way to go…” (4/6).