Luxembourg and WHO sign new Memorandum of Understanding, committing flexible funding to support WHO Triple billion targets
Today Luxembourg’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Minister of the Economy, Mr Franz Fayot, and WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the period 2020-2023 in support of the Organization’s Thirteenth General Programme of work 2019-2023. The signature of the new MOU underscores the longstanding commitment of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – an important partner in global health – to help WHO to achieve its ambitious triple billion targets by 2023: 1 billion more people will benefit from universal health coverage; 1 billion more will be better protected in health emergencies, and 1 billion more will enjoy improved health and wellbeing.
“The partnership with Luxembourg is very special to WHO and we are extremely grateful for the multi-annual, flexible funding Luxembourg provides,” said Dr Tedros.
The overall objective of the MoU is to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through WHO’s work in countries, focussing on three broad areas:
- Achieving universal health coverage
- Addressing health emergencies
- Promoting healthier populations
By providing flexible and predictable funding to WHO, Luxembourg is effectively helping WHO to be …continued .
[Original Source: WHO]