Minister of Overseas Commerce and Growth Cooperation of the Netherlands, Ms Liesje Schreinemacher, met for the primary time with Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Common in WHO headquarters. The discussions centered on the strategic partnership between WHO and the Netherlands in assist of worldwide well being safety and a more healthy world for all.
“It was an honor to welcome Minister Schreinemacher, and I categorical my deep gratitude to the Netherlands for its longstanding partnership with WHO. The Netherlands is a number one voice for well being and human rights world wide, defending world entry to the complete breadth of sexual and reproductive well being providers, together with for weak populations and other people residing in humanitarian crises,” stated Dr Tedros. “The assist of the Netherlands for WHO by means of versatile and catalytic funding allows us to reply shortly and effectively to world well being challenges and well being emergencies, together with COVID-19, to avoid wasting lives and stop struggling.”
The Netherlands is a key supporter and strategic companion of WHO. It funds essential actions within the areas of sexual and reproductive well being, water and sanitation, psychological well being in emergencies, emergency preparedness, tuberculosis, One Well being, main well being care, antimicrobial resistance, whereas facilitating cooperation with high Dutch establishments. Between 2020 – 2021, the Netherlands supplied over US$ 94 million to WHO, together with US$ 16 million in absolutely versatile Core Voluntary Contributions making it the 4th largest versatile contributor to the Group. Such assist permits WHO to be each agile and strategic in its efforts to attain the Triple Billion targets and assist international locations in enhancing the well being and well-being of their populations.
The Netherlands can be the fourth largest contributor to WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies, which performs a vital function in serving to WHO reply quickly to illness outbreaks and different well being emergencies world wide.
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