The US will provide about $600 million in COVID-19 aid to seven multilateral organizations, including the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.
The funding will enable flexibility for all groups while protecting vulnerable populations around the world, according to the US State Department, which called the organizations “important allies” in the fight against COVID-19.
UNICEF will receive $170 million and the World Health Organization will receive $280 million. The Pan American Health Organization ($75 million), the United Nations Development Program ($20 million), the United Nations Population Fund ($20 million), the Food and Agriculture Organization ($10 million), and the United Nations Women ($5 million) are among the other recipients of aid.
The Vaccines Global Access Organization, or COVAX, a global initiative to ensure equal access to coronavirus vaccines, has received the most funding from the United States. The US has provided 330 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the organization.