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We’re all navigating new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every single one of us. Communities all over the world have been affected, and people are adapting in different ways: Self-quarantining, social distancing, teleworking, homeschooling. Perhaps you’re reading this by yourself right now.
In whatever way you might be coping, know that you are not alone. We’re in this fight together.
Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Why Should We Care?
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is a vital tool in the global effort to ensure were able to prevent, detect, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. But it needs funding in order to continue its life-saving work.
What is the WHO?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, responsible for international public health. It focuses on monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to health emergencies, and promoting human health and well being.
When was the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund set up?
The fund was launched on March 13, two days after COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. It was launched with support of the UN Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, which helped set the fund up and are administering the donations.
Why was it launched?
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund was established to provide a straightforward way for individual people to directly donate to the coronavirus pandemic in efforts to tackle COVID-19.
Where does your money go?
Helping prevent the virus spreading by identifying and mitigating risks, detecting how many cases there are, providing testing kits and ensuring that healthcare workers have (PPE) personal protective equipment they need to care for patients and supporting research development to speed up the covid-19 vaccine.