As of the end of 2021, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has ceased active fundraising. The pandemic is far from over and the World Health Organization’s needs remain great, as COVID-19 continues to have a devastating and uneven impact on countries around the world. Those interested in donating to support WHO and its partners’ response efforts to COVID-19 and other health emergencies can still do so via the WHO Foundation.
We remain deeply grateful to all who donated to the Solidarity Response Fund in support of WHO’s global pandemic response. Donations to the Fund have supported WHO’s work, along with its partners, to suppress transmission, reduce exposure, counter misinformation, protect the vulnerable, reduce mortality and morbidity, and accelerate equitable access to new COVID-19 tools.
An independent evaluation of the Fund was completed in late 2021. The evaluation found that the Fund was “highly successful in meeting the moment early and positioning itself effectively to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The evaluation is viewable here.
For those interested in reading more, a new annual report also chronicles the results of the Fund’s first year, featuring new data on the impact of Fund resources. You can read the full account of this journey here.
Finally, a Playbook has been published as a guide to how the Fund operated, and to serve as a resource for future endeavors. Those interested can access it here.
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for World Health Organization (WHO) was powered by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in its first year (March 2020 – March 2021) and the WHO Foundation in its second year (March 2021 – December 2021). The Fund benefitted from active collaboration with a global network of fiduciary partners.
As of Nov 10, 2021 SRF partners have raised and received pledges for
USD $ 256 858 860
from over 676 626 donors
to the World Health Organization to procure and distribute essential commodities and coordinate response.
to UNRWA to support refugee populations in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank.
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We are grateful to supporters of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, whose contributions, in many forms, have greatly helped the World Health Organization’s lifesaving work to fight COVID-19. View supporters.
Allocations from the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund are decided by WHO in line with its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, and to date include the African Union/African CDC, the Big 6 Youth Organizations, the vaccine development alliance CEPI, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, WFP, and other partners.
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