WHO chief announces creation of foundation to tap new funding sources

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News:World Health Organization(WHO) has announced the creation of the ‘WHO Foundation’.

Facts:

  • WHO Foundation: It is an independent grant-making entity that will support the WHO’s efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges and to deliver on the organization’s triple billion goals. 
  • Contributions: It will be legally separate from WHO and will facilitate contributions from the general public, individual major donors and corporate partners to WHO.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland 

Additional Facts:

  • Triple Billion Goals: These goals featured in WHO’s five-year strategic plan which aims to: 
    • protect 1 billion people from health emergencies
    • extend universal health coverage to 1 billion people and 
    • assure healthy lives and wellbeing to 1 billion people by 2023.