Tags: Coronavirus | who | coronavirus | vaccine | un

UN's Guterres Calls for $35 Bln More for WHO COVID-19 Program

un secretary general antonio gutuerres
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Thursday, 10 September 2020 07:53 AM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion more, including $15 billion in the next three months, for the World Health Organization's "ACT-Accelerator" program to support vaccines, treatments and diagnostics against COVID-19.

Some $3 billion has been contributed by countries so far, Guterres told an online event on Thursday, calling it "seed funding."

"But we now need $35 billion more to go from 'start up' to 'scale up and impact'," he said. "There is real urgency in these numbers. Without an infusion of $15 billion over the next three months, beginning immediately, we will lose the window of opportunity." 

© 2020 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion more, including $15 billion in the next three months, for the World Health Organization's "ACT-Accelerator" program to support vaccines, treatments and diagnostics against COVID-19. Some $3 billion has...
who, coronavirus, vaccine, un
101
2020-53-10
Thursday, 10 September 2020 07:53 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved