Germany and France have reaffirmed their political, financial and technical support to the WHO. His Excellency Olivier Veran, Minister of Solidarity and Health of the Republic of France, and His Excellency Jens Spahn, Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, WHO Director-General in Geneva on 25 June. Tedros met with Adnan Ghebarius. Global COVID-19 epidemic and measures to help the countries where it continues to spread.
During the press conference after Tripathi meeting, Dr. "WHO is honored to welcome you both here today," said Tedro. Today we are getting all the support we need, political and financial. I would like to express my gratitude. "
Germany will lead the EU presidency for the next six months. "Management of global health and epidemics will be the major topic," Minister Span said. "That is why I came to discuss the plans and ways of presiding over the WHO during this critical time. Germany remains a strong supporter and friend; this is why I am here today." Will contribute an additional EUR 41.4 million and an additional EUR 200 million for the implementation of the COVID-19 Strategic Preparation and Response Plan. It pledged Germany's EUR 110 million in May in support of access to the COVID-19 Tools (ACT) accelerator Adheres to, a global collaboration for development, production and collaboration for new COVID-19 access to health sciences, therapeutics and vaccines.
Minister Spahn said, "The world needs crisis management, we need a strong, efficient, transparent WHO to be able to lead and coordinate the response to the global crisis." "Germany will do its part to provide political, financial and technical assistance to the WHO."
Minister Veron confirmed France's faith in the organization as the leading global public health agency and its important role in the response to epidemiological diseases and in this case the COVID-19 epidemic. "I am the first to contribute 90 million euros towards the establishment of the WHO Academy, the Center of Excellence bringing together international cooperation in the field of training and innovation", also to announce increased support for the work to WHO Am here He also highlighted the importance of the Germany-France partnership – both member countries of the WHO and the European Union – stating that international cooperation is more necessary today than ever before. On this occasion, Minister Veron also reaffirmed President Macron's commitment during the ACT Accelerator Marathon on 4 May to support the coordination role of WHO and to provide an additional contribution of 50 million euros for 2020-2021.
Both Germany and France have long-term partnerships with the WHO and are strong supporters of global public health. Chancellor Angela Merkel was the first world leader to invite the WHO in 2017 under the leadership of Germany, thus highlighting the importance of health for all people around the world. Germany was at the center of the development of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Living and Welfare to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Germany and WHO have worked together on a multi-year collaboration program, which provides particularly decisive support for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 3 to ensure healthy living and well-being for people of all ages, Health system strengthening, health emergencies, anti-microbial resistance and drug access.
For more than 50 years, France has hosted the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon. France has also hosted the WHO Lyon office since 2001 to strengthen the country's readiness. Recently, France and WHO signed an agreement to establish the WHO Academy, also in Lyon, which will be a state-of-the-art training center, the latest lifelong learning innovation for the global health sector.
In addition to their political, financial and technical support, Germany and France have also donated masks, respirators and other medical supplies and equipment to vulnerable populations suffering from the COVID-19 epidemic.