Today Mr Gennady Gatilov, Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation, and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus signed four new memoranda of understanding (MoU) agreements including a contribution for an amount exceeding US$ 15 million to support priority health actions. The focus areas include the International Health Regulations (2005) ; implementation of the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan; increasing the quantity of WHO health information in the Russian language to promote health literacy in Russian speaking countries; reducing maternal, newborn and child deaths; and strengthening WHO human resources.
“The Russian Federation has been in important partner and Member State of WHO, and has consistently demonstrated its solid commitment and strong support to WHO and the global health community,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “I thank the Russian Federation for their generous support to WHO’s priority health actions.”
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