Providing Disaster Relief

Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" works alongside with the WHO by providing medical supplies to confront the Corona virus




Millions of people

Targeting Range

Egypt, South Africa, Ukraine, WHOs Regional Office in Africa, WHO Preparedness Activities.

In light of responding to the challenges of COVID-19, Alwaleed Philanthropies contribution is planned to be used to support the updated WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) through the procurement of essential medical supplies for countries in need in the African, East Mediterranean regions, and the implementation of the updated COVID-19 SPRP.

  • Multi-partner coordination mechanisms activated in countries to support COVID-19 emergency preparedness and response at all levels.
  • Enhanced surveillance capacity for detection, active case finding and contact tracing, and surveillance at Points of Entry (PoE).
  • Strengthened testing capabilities and laboratory services Effective Infection Prevention and Control Measures in place in health facilities and communities.
  • Effective case management.
  • Operational support and logistics strengthened to ensure essential supplies.
  • Essential health services and systems are maintained.
  • Refugees, migrants, IDPs and other vulnerable groups are safeguarded and have access to health-care services.

2021 Accomplishments

  • Due to acute supply shortages, the COVID-19 supply chain system (CSCS) was established in 2020 to provide countries with essential supplies for their COVID-19 response.
  • WHO has provided over 58 000 oxygen concentrators to 127 countries and over 3400 ventilators to 84 countries
  • WHO and partners in the COVID‑19 Supply Chain System have procured more than US$ 1.3 billion of essential supplies to support the COVID‑19 response in 191 countries since the beginning of the pandemic.