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The UN Foundation, at the request of WHO, and in partnership with Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, has created the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund which was launched Friday March 13, 2020 by WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus. This first-of-its-kind mechanism will mean companies, philanthropies, and individuals can contribute to WHO’s work to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This vital work is designed to ensure all countries are prepared, especially those with the weakest health systems.
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Every Woman Every Child
The worst health crisis of a generation is severely challenging the most advanced economies, with rising number of fatalities. The consequences in poorer countries with fragile health systems could be far more devastating.
Given the evolving situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is becoming clear that people living with NCDs and older people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and that health systems in rich and poor countries alike are ill-equipped to respond. We also know that COVID-19 does not discriminate and will exacerbate inequalities within societies, with vulnerable groups likely to suffer the most.
The American Heart Association and its thousands of science volunteers are poised and ready to provide urgent support to ensure optimal care for patients with cardiovascular disease who contract COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new article on the American Heart Association President Page, published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.
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American Heart Association
At the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we are acutely conscious that the people we serve, the poorest and most marginalized across the world who suffer most from HIV, TB and malaria, are also likely to be the most affected by COVID-19. In the countries in which we invest, weak health systems will not be able to contain an outbreak that appears to be able to outflank even the most determined preventative strategies. Those who get infected will not receive the level of care better-funded systems can offer.
The Global Fund
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