About WHO

Funding WHO

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WHO/SEARO/Pierre Virot

WHO is undertaking extensive reform to ensure that the Organization is well-equipped to meet the increasingly complex health challenges of the 21st century. As part of these efforts, we're working to improve the alignment, flexibility, predictability and transparency of the Organization's financing, and to reduce its vulnerability. The ultimate aim is a fully funded Programme Budget.

The Programme Budget is financed through a mix of assessed and voluntary contributions.

Programme Budget web portal

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WHO/Stéphane Saporito

WHO's Programme Budget sets out the expected deliverables and budget requirements for the Organization's work over a two-year period.

A Programme Budget web portal, updated every quarter, has been established to provide Member States and other partners with details on both programme performance and financing.

Investing in the World's Health Organization

Investing in the World’s Health Organization provides Member States and other partners with an easy-to-read overview of the Programme Budget.

Its aim is to foster a dialogue with our funders, in order to improve the transparency, alignment and predictability of WHO’s financing, and to reduce its vulnerability. Its ultimate goal is a fully funded Programme Budget for 2014-15 – ensuring the Organization is well-equipped to address the increasingly complex health challenges of the 21st century.

Highlights

A review of the key health events and issues of 2014

What WHO does: bringing health to life

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