STATEMENT BY MS. AZUCENA ARBELECHE, DC CHAIR
Attached for information for the Members of the Development Committee is a Statement, which reflects the views of the majority of Committee Members, from Ms. Azucena Arbeleche, DC Chair following the Committee’s one hundred and sixth meeting held on October 14, 2022.
“... We welcome the approval of the Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (PPR), and the $1.4 billion in contributions pledged to the fund so far. Supported by the G20 countries, as well as other donors, and in partnership with the WHO, the FIF will allocate financing where investments are most urgently needed to bolster pandemic PPR and fill key capacity gaps. We ask the WBG to continue strengthening coordinated, inclusive, and expert-based action with multilateral partners for a One-Health approach. This and other global health initiatives are essential to building the core capacities needed to prevent and contain future pandemics, while also strengthening public health systems and moving towards universal health coverage. ...”