May 29, 2020

World Health Organization Director General announced the creation of the ‘WHO Foundation’ that will enable it to tap new sources of funding, including the general public.


  • The WHO Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation that will support WHO efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges by raising new funding from "non-traditional sources".

  • By funding high-impact initiatives and advancing strategies of innovation, effectiveness, and rapid response, it will support the global health ecosystem.

  • It is Headquartered in Geneva.

  • The foundation is legally independent from the WHO. It is established under the laws of Switzerland.