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Billionaire Bill Gates And Wife Melinda Gates Donates $150 Million To WHO

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of the billionaire couple decided to give an additional $ 150 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) after US President Donald Trump announced that the country would stop spending its budget on WHO.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has decided to provide an additional $ 150 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to speed up the discovery of cures, vaccines and public health measures before the COVID19 epidemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was founded by Mrs. Melinda and her husband, billionaire Bill Gates - who for many years held the richest position in the world. In recent years, this fund is the 2nd largest donor to WHO, only after the US.

Earlier, the fund provided WHO with $ 100 million to cope with the COVID-19 epidemic. Thus, the fund of billionaire Bill Gates and his wife has paid WHO $ 250 million. Melinda said any gaps in aid to WHO are difficult for others to fill. In addition to helping find the SARS-CoV-2 anti-virus drug and vaccine, aid from the Gates Foundation mainly helps poor countries and people who are vulnerable to pandemics.
Melinda said:
"Whenever a health crisis like this happens, the poor are hardest hit. They are the people we need help to make things like money or access to health care. "
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation decision came in after US President Donald Trump announced the country would stop funding to WHO. President Donald Trump said WHO had "failed to do its basic task" when the pandemic broke out and "needed to take responsibility".

For his part, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on April 15th that he regretted Trump's decision. He emphasized that the organization is still assessing the impact of this decision and will "seek to fill the gap with other partners".

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