Gates Foundation donates another 150m dollars to pandemic fight April 16, 2020 Admin ll Uncategorized 0 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a further 150-million-dollar commitment to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. “The world community must understand that so long as COVID-19 is somewhere, we need to act as if it were everywhere. “Beating this pandemic will require an unprecedented level of international funding and cooperation,” Bill Gates, the foundation’s co-chair and founder of Microsoft said. With Wednesday’s announcement, the foundation has now given 250 million dollars to fight the virus and COVID-19, the respiratory disease it causes. The donation comes just a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would halt funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a move that was harshly criticized in the international community. The Gates’ foundation is among the biggest private donors to the WHO. The new funds will go toward the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines, and support efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries. The foundation plans to partner with an organisation in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to increase its COVID-19 detection capabilities along with treatment and isolation efforts. Non-medical funding will also go towards supporting people in extreme poverty who are impacted by the economic fallout of the virus. (NAN) Share on FacebookTweetShare this:TweetPrintTelegramEmailWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... PreviousTrump hails ‘big fat’ stimulus cheques with his name on them NextKano records first COVID-19 death, confirms 12 cases Be the first to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.