Our Commitment to Transparency
We are very grateful for the support of businesses, philanthropists and individuals who wish to advance health equity worldwide. Donations must comply with our gift acceptance policy which includes due diligence and a risk assessment. Funding sources should comply with the principles of WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA), and must neither appear on the UN Sanctions List, nor create a conflict of interest for WHO. Consistent with FENSA exclusions, the Foundation will not accept funds from companies controlled by, or part of, the arms or tobacco industries. This applies to gifts that are donated directly to the WHO Foundation, or:
- through its worldwide network of fiduciary partners
- within Luxembourg and the Netherlands where the Foundation is recognized as a Public Benefit Organization (known as an ANBI in the Netherlands).
Contributors providing US$ 100,000 or more are asked to sign an agreement which details the obligations of the WHO Foundation and the contributor. For more information see this sample contribution agreement.
The number of people affected by health emergencies is rising. COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks, overlapping humanitarian and climate crises, conflict and migration, are making each country’s journey to #HealthForAll more challenging. It is estimated that more than 300 million people will require urgent humanitarian assistance in 2023. To help WHO to respond successfully to increasingly complex crises, we direct funding to their Health Emergency appeals.
The COVID-19 pandemic demanded a global mobilization on an unprecedented scale. To support WHO’s response and to increase vaccine availability in low and middle-income countries, the Foundation disbursed more than US$ 20 million in total for:
- WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Learn more about WHO Foundation’s fundraising campaigns and appeals.
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