Article | Last updated: 27/04/2020 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
WHO is one of our most important global health partners. In 2019 Norway was the third-largest donor of core funding to the organisation. This year Norway is contributing NOK 256 million in mandatory and core funding to WHO.
So far, Norway has contributed NOK 83 million to help WHO address the coronavirus situation. Of that amount, NOK 50 million is for WHO’s health crisis work, NOK 25 million humanitarian support is for WHO’s Covid-19 response plan and NOK 8 million is for WHO’s efforts to combat the coronavirus in India.
In addition, Norway is contributing NOK 22.5 million towards the purchase of testing equipment from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). WHO will administer use of the funds.