Tackling The Biggest Global Health Challenges. Together, We Have So Much to Achieve

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The World Health Organization (WHO) plays a singular role in leading the global health ecosystem, producing technical guidelines and tools to prevent and treat disease, and acting as a country-level convener with an unparalleled level of trust. The crises of the 21st century, including COVID-19, have made clear both the inequity of access to effective and affordable healthcare and the indispensable role of WHO. Yet WHO lacks sufficient resources to fulfill its mandate. And, beyond funding, its vision cannot be achieved by the public sector alone. The WHO Foundation was created as an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with but independent of WHO to marshal new resources from philanthropists, foundations, businesses, and individuals to support its mission: promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Vaccine Equity GoGiveOne

Vaccines for everyone, everywhere

We created the Go Give One campaign based on the simple belief that individuals, wherever they are, can play a powerful role in the fight against COVID-19 by investing in the health of their world.

A fundraising campaign with no borders, Go Give One calls on everyone, everywhere to play their part in helping to vaccinate the world. Money raised goes to an international fund called COVAX AMC, which buys COVID-19 vaccines for the world, starting with those who need them the most.

By donating one or more vaccines today, we can achieve so much together.

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WHO’s COVID-19 Response

The world has never faced a crisis like COVID-19. The pandemic has impacted communities everywhere.
Leading the response to the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) established a COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP). This has guided coordinated action at national, regional, and global levels to overcome the ongoing challenges in the response to COVID-19, address inequities, and chart the course out of the pandemic. The SPRP was further updated in 2021 to build on key learnings, as well work towards the safe, equitable and effective delivery of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines to successfully tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Her Excellency Toyin Ojora Saraki appointed WHO Foundation Ambassador for Global Health

Her Excellency Toyin Ojora Saraki appointed WHO Foundation Ambassador for Global Health

We are thrilled to announce Her Excellency
Toyin Ojora Saraki as WHO Foundation Ambassador for Global Health.

She is a highly esteemed advocate with decades of work dedicated to women’s and children’s health and empowerment.

Learn more in our joint press release.

“We have to create a healthier, more equitable future for everyone. By investing in 8 billion lives and by using a flexible, innovative, partnership-driven approach, our goal is to overcome the health challenges of today and ensure healthy lives tomorrow.”

Prof. DR. THOMAS ZELTNER, FOUNDER AND CHAIR OF THE BOARD

ABOUT THE WHO FOUNDATION

WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

We are a force for urgently needed global health solutions.

OUR APPROACH

OUR APPROACH

We create new partnerships.

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

We’re working to tackle today’s biggest health challenges.

INVEST IN GLOBAL HEALTH

INVEST IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Together, we can help to create a healthier future for all.

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