WHO Launched New Investment Round

  • 28 May 2024

The Assemble is held in Geneva from May 27 to June 1 with the theme “All for Health, Health for All.” During Assembly WHO launched a new ‘Investment Round’ to raise USD 7 billion in funds that can be deployed more quickly and flexibly during the start of the 77th World Health Assembly at Geneva.

Key Points

  • The Investment Round stems from recommendations by the WHO Working Group on Sustainable Financing and was approved at the 154th Meeting of the WHO Executive Board in January 2024.
  • Brazil agreed to host high-level events to support the Investment Round and encourage other countries to join.
  • Qatar announced a contribution of USD 4 million in fully flexible funds to the Investment Round, and an intention to contribute further.
  • France, Germany, and Norway announced to serve as co-hosts for the Investment Round.
  • The fund will secure funding for WHO's strategy, the 14th General Programme of Work.
  • The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO and is attended by delegations from all WHO member states.