WHO’s ongoing collaboration with the United States becomes known

11 months ago

US authorities have not yet taken any measures aimed at withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO), and continue to cooperate. This became known to the newspaper The Hill.

As a source from the organization told the publication, despite the fact that the United States announced its withdrawal two weeks ago, WHO did not even receive official notification of the decision to sever relations.

In addition, the organization continues to liaise with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in particular on the situation with coronavirus infection. Also recently, WHO experts have been working with American colleagues to combat the new outbreak of the Ebola virus in Congo.

The White House suspended WHO funding in mid-April. Trump warned that such a measure would remain in effect until “errors in the response and hiding the spread of coronavirus” were investigated. At the end of April, the president instructed to investigate the hypothesis of a possible collusion between WHO and China, whose purpose was to hide information about SARS-CoV-2 and its sources.

Later, the presidential administration announced plans to partially resume funding for the organization, subject to an equal amount of contributions with China, as well as a series of reforms. In late May, Trump announced the termination of collaboration with WHO. Washington intends to completely terminate relations due to the fact that the leadership of the organization refused to carry out the reforms that the United States authorities insisted on.

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