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The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) deplores the decision by President Trump to suspend funding by the United States of America (USA) to the World Health Organization (WHO) pending the review by his government’s administration of the manner in which WHO dealt with the COVID-19 situation.

The WFPHA urges the Government of the USA to reconsider President Trump’s decision and to restore full funding to the WHO.

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Call for a Coordinated, Equitable, and Human Rights-based Global Response to COVID-19


WFPHA has signed Call for Global Action Plan on COVID-19. The undersigned 99 organizations and 40 individuals call upon heads of state and government of G20 countries to ensure a robust, coordinated global response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that is humane, equitable, based in the universality of human rights, and meets the needs of countries and people who are most vulnerable and have the fewest resources.

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Alliance of Public Health Associations of the Americas (APHAA) Declaration on the Situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the World and Particularly in the Americas Region

The Alliance of Public Health Associations of the Americas (APHAA), a regional body of the WFPHA, urges government authorities, private companies and civil society in all countries of the Americas Region to engage firmly and cooperatively to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. APHAA emphasizes that the effectiveness of facing COVID-19 requires the development of strategies informed by the best scientific evidence, the expansion of health care and the strengthening of ties of solidarity between peoples.

Full Declaration in English.

Full Declaration in Spanish.

Full Declaration in Portuguese.

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It’s World Health Day!

It is the day to celebrate the work of Public Health Professionals, Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, and All Health Workers fighting COVID-19 to keep us safe.

Our thoughts are with you Health Heroes.