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The Pandemic Fund

The financial volume of The Pandemic Fund depends upon contributions from donors.  The Pandemic Fund’s founding financial contributors are: Australia, Canada, China, European Commission, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United States, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Wellcome Trust. The founding donors, joined by France, India, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, have committed over US$1.4 Billion in financial contributions to date. The Pandemic Fund will continue to raise funds for its work.

The Pandemic Fund can receive funding from World Bank member countries or intergovernmental entities and non-governmental entities such as philanthropies and foundations, subject to approval from the World Bank as Trustee and the Governing Board.

Quotes from partners 

Penny
As the world recovers from the devastating impact of COVID-19, we have a collective responsibility to better prepare for future pandemics. Australia is pleased to be a founding member of this partnership, stewarded by the Indonesian G20 Presidency, to improve pandemic preparedness and response.

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, the Minister for Foreign Affairs

The establishment of the FIF represents a strong commitment from the global community to sustainably finance pandemic preparedness and response. Now is the time for governments and other donors to increase their investments in global health to ensure the world never again faces the devastation of a pandemic.

Christopher Elias, MD, MPH, president, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sajjan
Canada supports this unprecedented global effort to address the lessons learned from COVID-19 and mobilizes the additional resources for future similar situations. The lessons we learn will ensure that our future responses are equitable and fair for the entire world.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada

The successful establishment of the PPR FIF housed at the World Bank demonstrates the concerted efforts by the G20 and relevant stakeholders to uphold global public health security. We hope the FIF can leverage on the central coordination role of the WHO, contribute to the implementation of the Global Development Initiative, and building a global community of health for all.

Mr. Wang Dongwei, Chinese Vice Finance Minister

Elisha
Kiaire
Civil society and communities are critical in ensuring successful prevention, preparedness, and response to pandemics.  Global and country-level leadership must include civil society and communities for inclusive, accountable, and transparent decision-making.  Integrating civil society and communities into all governance structures and policies is paramount to ensuring this FIF is successful.

Jackline Kiaire, Regional Program Manager, AMREF Health Africa and Elisha Dunn-Georgieu, President and CEO, Global Health Council

EU
The European Commission welcomes the launch of the Fund and is committed to strengthening health security by bridging gaps, implementing the International Health Regulations and supporting global efforts. We look forward to operationalising the Fund with partners for the benefit of citizens’ health, leaving no one behind.

Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships 

The PPR FIF is not just another fund. This FIF should address and fill gaps at national, regional and global level. It has the clear role to catalyze investments in pandemic preparedness in a country-driven process, based on the International Health Regulations.

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development and Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach, Federal Minister of Health

The Government of Guyana welcomes the establishment of the pandemic preparedness response financial intermediary fund (PPRFIF); we believe that countries having access to these funds would assist them in getting better prepared for future pandemics and averting the loss of lives and livelihoods.

Dr Frank C.S. Anthony, Minister of Health, Guyana.

The establishment of the FIF for pandemic PPR is a tangible sign of the commitment taken by G20 Leaders in their 2021 Rome Declaration.  Italy is a proud founding member of the FIF and is extremely grateful to all who supported this process.

Daniele Franco, Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy

Since before the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of Japan has been leading global health agenda, including strengthening health financing for moving towards UHC. To build a more resilient Global Health Architecture, Japan welcomes the establishment of the PPR FIF and strongly supports its effective operation both in knowledge and finance.

Masato Kanda, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan

We highly appreciate and support the Financial Intermediary Fund, which in the future will allow participating countries to join efforts and strengthen the capacity for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. We express our confidence that the commitment to the principles of partnership, both at the global and country levels, will be the key in establishing united action to combat emergencies in the future.

Vice-minister of Health and Chief Sanitary and Epidemiological Doctor of Kazakhstan, Dr Aizhan Yesmagambetova

Prevention is better than cure. Covid-19 has demonstrated the urgent need to finance pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. Investments today can save millions of lives and trillions of dollars in the future. That is why Norway joins the World Bank fund for pandemic preparedness and response.

Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister for International Development of Norway

Nanaia
As a new global financial facility, the FIF demonstrates collective action to support developing countries to build their resilience and strengthen planning to prevent, prepare and respond to future pandemics

 

Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

I very much welcome the establishment of the FIF. Although the next pandemic is not present today, prevention and preparedness are matters of now. Korea has been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19 and is ready to do our utmost to support global efforts for pandemic PPR.

Kyungho CHOO, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance of Korea

Rwanda joins other countries is welcoming the establishment of the Pandemic Financial Intermediary Fund. Financial resources, especially for low and lower middle-income countries (LMIC) will enable support to upgrade IHR core capacities as well as implementation of the pertinent recommendations from the ongoing discussions on Pandemic preparedness and response for a world better prepared to prevent, timely detect and respond to further public health threats.

Dr. NGAMIJE M. Daniel, Minister of Health Rwanda.

Lawrence
The Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response is an important and timely multilateral initiative to strengthen global health security. As one of the founding members, Singapore looks forward to working closely with international partners to strengthen our collective resilience against future pandemics.

Mr. Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Republic of Singapore

Jose
Spain welcomes the joint effort to strengthening global health architecture with the creation of a FIF to prevent, prepare and respond to potential pandemics in an agile and inclusive manner. Spain is fully committed to this comprehensive endeavor as a founding member and strong supporter of Universal Health Care to make SDG 3 a reality.

José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, UE and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain 

Alhussaini
Alowais
The UAE government was among the first to contribute to global pandemic relief efforts by providing medical aid to 142 countries. Building on these efforts, and in collaboration with international partners, the novel FIF for PPR will play a significant role in enhancing health resilience in LMICs ultimately resulting in a stronger global health ecosystem.

Joint statement by H.E. Mohamed Bin Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and H.E. AbdulRahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, UAE

The United States welcomes the establishment of the pandemic financial intermediary fund as a major step forward to respond to future COVID-19 variants and to help countries better prepare for any future pandemics.  Investing dedicated resources to address critical gaps in pandemic preparedness will strengthen the resilience of health systems globally, saving lives and safeguarding economies from the devastating impact of health crises.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen

Farrar
The FIF has the potential to be one of the most meaningful reforms in global pandemic preparedness, but additional funds are sorely needed if it’s to fulfil its mission. Governments, philanthropists and the private sector all must step up to ensure it can successfully help prevent and manage outbreaks everywhere.

Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome