The World Health Organization Wants More Money To Combat The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says we still have a long way to go in the fight against the pandemic (Reuters: Denis Balibouse

ABC News Online: World Health Organisation announces plan to appeal for more than $1.5 billion from international governments

The World Health Organisation is preparing to launch an appeal for more than $US1 billion [$1.5 billion] to fund operations against the coronavirus pandemic.

Now 100 days since the WHO was alerted to the first case of COVID-19, and after more than $US800 million [$1.2 billion] having already been pledged or received, the organisation says it will release a revised strategy plan and new funding appeal.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus believes the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, requiring a whole-of government & society response.

“For the past 100 days, our unwavering commitment has been to serve all people of the world with equity, objectivity and neutrality. That will continue to be our sole focus in the days, weeks and months ahead,” Dr Tedros said.

The appeal and strategy plan will commence in coming days.

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