WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the foundation will help increase the agency’s quantity and quality of funds. Photo: AFP
WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the foundation will help increase the agency’s quantity and quality of funds. Photo: AFP

WHO launches foundation to broaden donor base to individuals and companies

  • Health agency faces mounting criticism and financial pressure amid pandemic, with US threatening to permanently cut funding
  • Launch of new entity was brought forward to tackle the coronavirus and ‘not for any political question’, its founder says

WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the foundation will help increase the agency’s quantity and quality of funds. Photo: AFP
WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the foundation will help increase the agency’s quantity and quality of funds. Photo: AFP
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