UN Secretary-General establishes the UN Zika Response MPTF

6 May 2016
UN Secretary-General establishes the UN Zika Response MPTF

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the United Nations Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UN Zika MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak. The UN Zika MPTF provides a rapid, flexible and accountable platform to support a coordinated response from the UN system and partners.

The Zika virus is spreading rapidly. Since January 2015, 61 countries and territories have reported local transmission of Zika virus, and urgent funds are required to support the implementation of national response plans and address the broader social and economic challenges that lie ahead.

The UN Zika Response MPTF will directly support the Zika Strategic Response Framework, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in consultation with UN agencies, partners, and international epidemiological experts.

The Trust Fund seeks contributions from Member States, regional organizations, inter-governmental organizations, businesses and individuals. To contribute, please go to http://mptf.undp.org/zika.

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