WHO reported a $900 million shortfall for COVID-19

World Health Organization is running out of $900 million this year to fight a new coronavirus pandemic. This statement was made by Tedros Adhan Ghebrejesus, head of the organization, on Friday 22 May during his speech at a meeting of the WHO Executive Board.

He noted that funding shortfalls had come to light since the organization’s Strategic Plan for Preparation and Response was updated in May.

“We updated the plan earlier this month with WHO estimates that we will need $1.7 billion this year to fund our work. So far, almost $800 million has been raised, and another $900 million is missing.”

At the same time, Hebrejesus reminded that the Solidarity Fund against COVID-19 was organized earlier. At the moment, he has already collected, according to the head of the organization, 214 million dollars from 375 thousand people.