WHO: the divorce of the couple Bill and Melinda Gates shakes the institution

Two days ago we learned of the divorce of the wealthy American couple formed by Bill and Melinda Gates. The news came as a shock to many who did not expect these parents of three to ever go their separate ways. In addition, these are institutions that fear to encounter great difficulties following the billionaire’s divorce. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda.

A major contributor behind the United States

Among the institutions concerned is on the front line, the World Health Organization (WHO). The latter fears that Melinda Gates creates her own foundation, thus reducing the donations formerly made with the foundation of her husband. It must be said that the foundation Bill and Melinda Gates is a major contributor to the UN organization and rubs shoulders with United States as major donors to the institution. Between 2018 and 2019, the founding of Bill and Melinda Gates was the third largest donor with $ 455 million in donations. That behind the UK ($ 464 million) and United States ($ 853 million).

749 million dollars donated by the Gates to WHO

Today, the contribution of Gates is estimated at nearly 12% of the total WHO budget. In addition, in the first quarter of this year, it is $ 749 million of contribution that Bill and Melinda Gates donated to the organization. The contribution of the Gates Foundation is as important in such a way as the announcement of the withdrawal of United States of the WHO, by the former president Donald Trump, had raised fears that it would become the institution’s number one private contributor.


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