He said the United States will also resume full funding and staff support for WHO.
“I am honored to announce that the United States will continue to be a member of the World Health Organization,” said Dr. Fauci.
Dr Fauci said the Biden administration “will cease the reduction of US staff attached to WHO” and will resume “regular engagement” with WHO.
“The United States also intends to meet its financial obligations to the organization,” he said.
He referred to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, as “my dear friend.”
Other countries and the WHO chief welcomed the announcements from the United States and pledged to work with the Biden administration.
“The role of the United States, its role, the global role is very, very crucial.”
The United States under Trump had been the highest-profile, and most well-off, hurdle of the COVAX facility, which has faced financial hurdles and contractual challenges with vaccine manufacturers, as well as major logistical problems.
Both the European Union and China have supported the program.