Dozens of global health and development organizations express alarm over lack of global COVID fund

Vaccinating the world and providing critical testing and treatment support in low-income countries is the only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“In crisis after crisis, the United States has stood up and led the world to prosperity.  

We implore Congress to take on the mantle of leadership, recognize the COVID-19 pandemic as a global threat to humanity, and create a package that reflects the needs of countries around the globe.” 

“We are deeply disappointed by the Senate’s short-sighted decision to cut off all global COVID funds. 

It is our hope that Congress returns from its upcoming recess with the commitment to quickly allocate the funds necessary to vaccinate the world and save lives. 

The need to adequately respond to COVID-19 compounds all other humanitarian issues including the crisis in Ukraine.