Largest Public Bank Joins WHO to Tackle Health Emergencies

The World Health Organization (WHO) is under assault by the Trump administration in the United States, with renewed attacks this week by the president and the secretary of state on the organization's work and its Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia.    But today the European Investment Bank (EIB), the world's largest international public bank, owned by the member states of the European Union, joined forces with WHO to tackle Covid-19 and other killer diseases, while strengthening countries' ability to provide health services to their people. In addition to ambitious programmes to combat the new Coronea virus, this "new cooperation will enable us to combat malaria, address anti-microbial resistance and enhance public health in Africa more effectively." said Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank.

Werner Hoyer (left), president of the European Investment Bank, and World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, EIB and WHO announced a partnership to "benefit from the bank’s planned 1.4 billion Euro response to address the health, social and economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa".

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