Sartorian News Network
Sartoria has committed to increase by 10% its funding to the Global Health Organisation, following through with a campaign promise and despite certain defiance by the Opposition in the House of Councillors. The increased funding, which will be made effective at the start of the next fiscal year, will be used to promote the GHO's main health initiatives, including birth control, emergency health services and vaccine research.
Health Councillor Maria Vercelli welcomed the increased funding, saying that "the GHO is a key partner in the effort to make the world a healthier, more prosperous place". Giacomo Marini, Shadow Health Councillor, criticsed the measure by remarking that Sartoria already contributes 20% of the GHO's budget and that "resources would be better allocated towards ensuring that all countries contribute their fair share".