Those who deeply care about improving the health and well-being of all people no matter their personal circumstances have long argued that sustainably financing the World Health Organization is a cornerstone imperative—and for good reason. WHO is the only institution with the mandate and legitimacy to sit at the center of the global health architecture and bring together all stakeholders to coordinate and execute all-of-humanity approaches. Now after decades of inaction, WHO's member states have agreed to substantially improve the agency’s financing model, giving it greater flexibility and enhanced capacity to fulfill its mandate as the world’s health champion. What must happen now given the new commitment of capital will be critical to sustaining the momentum.
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Scholarly Commons Citation
Finch, Alexandra; Klock, Kevin A.; Friedman, Eric A.; and Gostin, Lawrence O., "At Long Last, WHO Member States Agree to Fix Its Financing Problem" (2022). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2455.