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COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Donations support WHO's work to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need; frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.

STATEMENTS FROM GHC

Statement Concerning the United States Government’s Decision to Terminate Relations with the World Health Organization (WHO)

This sign-on statement was led by GHC, Action for Global Health, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC 2030, RESULTS, and WACI Health. Read the full statement.

Global Health Council Urges Trump Administration to Reconsider Withdrawal from WHO

On May 29, GHC released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of its intention to terminate its relationship with the WHO. Read the full statement.

Global Health Community Urges Trump Administration to Continue Funding World Health Organization

On April 24, over 1,000 organizations and individuals joined our call for ongoing WHO support and collaboration. Read the full statement.

MEMBER STATEMENTS

PATH CEO urges US to re-commit to WHO

On May 30, PATH CEO Nikolaj Gilbert released the following statement urging the U.S. to recommit to WHO. Read the full statement.

Standing with the World Health Organization

On May 30, RESULTS Executive Director Dr. Joanne Carter said the following in response to the White House announcement of its intention to sever ties with WHO in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full statement.

Announced Termination of the U.S. Relationship with WHO is Damaging and Dangerous Amid Global COVID-19 Outbreak

On May 29, the United Nations Foundation President and CEO Elizabeth Cousens released the following statement in response to the U.S. announcement that it will terminate its relationship with WHO. Read the full statement.

World Vision statement on U.S. leaving the World Health Organization

On May 29, World Vision released the following statement calling on the U.S. Government to rejoin WHO. Read the full statement.

Global Health and Human Rights Organizations Denounce Trump Administration Decision to Pull Commitments to WHO during COVID-19 Crisis

On April 16, AVAC, Health GAP, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), and Treatment Action Group (TAG) released the following statement strongly condemning the Trump Administration’s decision to halt funding to WHO in the midst of the urgent COVID-19 global health crisis. Read the full statement.

World Vision statement on funding hold to World Health Organization

On April 15, World Vision released the following statement calling on the U.S. Government to reconsider its decision to halt funding to WHO. Read the full statement.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Global Health Briefing Book: Global Health and Multilateral Organizations

Released by Global Health Council

What Defunding WHO Means for America 

Released by Better World Campaign

Fact Check: The World Health Organization and COVID-19 

Released by Better World Campaign

The World Health Organization and the U.S.: A brief history of collaboration

Released by Infectious Diseases Society of America

The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization

Released by Kaiser Family Foundation

The WHO Explained

Released by the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

The US Cannot Withdraw from the WHO Without First Paying Its Dues

Released by Just Security