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The latest COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund Report (April – June 2021) is out

Dot Zimbabwe, vaccinating youth community champions, April 2021 (Photo WHO AFRO)

The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting communities all over the world in unprecedented ways. The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is the first and only way for individuals, companies, and philanthropies to directly contribute to WHO and its partners’ global response efforts, and the fastest way to get resources where they are critically needed.

Donations to the Fund support World Health Organization (WHO) work to suppress transmission, reduce exposure, counter misinformation, protect the vulnerable, reduce mortality and morbidity, and accelerate equitable access to new COVID-19 tools. Since its launch in March 2020, the Fund has raised over US$ 256 million (as of 10 November 2021) to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

This seventh report, covering 1 April – 30 June 2021, provides a written account on the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund’s impact on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this reporting period:

  • The Fund received more than US$ 10 480 930 million in new contributions. More than 10 700 individuals, corporates, foundations, and other organizations committed funding to support the WHO-led global response effort.
  • The Fund was newly powered by the WHO Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Foundation and a global network of fiduciary partners, to support WHO’s vital work by funding high-impact initiatives to improve world health and the global health ecosystem.

For the reporting period, the impact of the global COVID-19 response is illustrated by activities and projects falling under three strategic pillars, as described in the first Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP). This guides coordinated action at the national, regional, and global levels to overcome ongoing challenges in response to COVID-19, addresses inequities, and charts the course out of the pandemic.

Read the latest report to learn more about how Fund donations are supporting a number of partners in their response to the pandemic around the world:

Read the latest Fund impact report (April-June 2021)



November 24, 2021, 5 min. read
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