The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting communities everywhere and can only be tackled through cooperation and coordination at all levels. Global cooperation is essential, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is on the frontline of this effort.
In March 2020, the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation established the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (SRF) at the request of WHO.
The WHO Foundation established on the 12th of May 2020 is now a partner of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and can receive donations on its behalf.
The Fund allows companies, philanthropies, and individuals to contribute to the essential work of WHO and its partners – including UNICEF and the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) – to help countries to prevent, detect and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The response has been impressive, with hundreds of companies and more than 375,000 individuals contributing more than $214 million in the first three weeks.
Donations to the Fund are supporting WHO’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which is guiding global efforts to:
• Track and understand the spread of the virus;
• Ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information;
• Accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.
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All donations are made via our fiduciary partners based in different countries, in order to make your donations efficient. These partners will be sending you a receipt to confirm your donations to the WHO Foundation. This receipt can be used for tax deduction if the fiduciary partner is based in your country and if the Laws of your country allow it. Our actual partners are Swiss Philanthropy Foundation (Switzerland), a public utility foundation registered in Geneva, temporarily hosting the WHO Support Fund, the United Nations Foundation (United States of America), and King Baudouin Canada (Canada). More partners will come soon.