Melinda Gates on Wednesday, April 15, slammed the United States president, Donald Trump, for withdrawing funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO) at a dangerous time like this.
In response to the suspension of funds, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced an extra funding of $150 million (57,913,500,000) to help in the fight against the virus. In a telephone interview with Reuters, the wife of one of the richest man in the world said that starving the organization of funds is not logical.
Melinda stressed the need to empower communities without help during the pandemic. Photo sources: Africafeeds/Guardian UK Source: UGC Melinda also acknowledged the fact that people without adequate facilities and resources are always the worst victims of any health situation. She said the new fund will be added to the already $100 million (N38,609,000,000) the foundation already gave out to mitigate the effect of the pandemic. “The funding announced today builds on the $100 million the foundation has committed to date to support the global response, as well as $5 million in resources to support public health agencies and frontline response organizations in the greater Seattle region,” she said.