The U.N. World Health Organization is seeking to provide $2 million to a Mexican health fund, according to an update posted on its website.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the donation Wednesday as it sought to raise awareness about the need for a national fund to support patients of the world’s poorest countries, especially those who require transplant surgery.
Mexico’s National Kidney Fund, which was set up in 2010, was the first U.T.I. donor to receive the funds.
The fund will use the money to help pay for the hospitalization, transport and equipment costs associated with transporting patients from Mexico to the United States, the WHO said in a statement.
It was established in part by the Mexican government to help Mexico’s poor residents, and Mexico’s UNICEF, which is the agency that operates the fund, was set to receive a portion of the funds, the agency said.
The announcement came on the heels of another donation by a U.K. donor.