Germany is promising over half a billion euros – around $561 million – in funding this year for the World Health Organization (WHO), marking the highest amount the country has ever contributed to the WHO in a single year.
“We stand together in fighting global health problems,” says Health Minister Jens Spahn. “We need a strong, transparent and accountable WHO today more than ever. A WHO able to lead and coordinate the global response effort.”
The support package includes a total infusion of 310 million euros to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, says Spahn, and 41 million euros to support the WHO’s key responsibilities.