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WHO: Trump cut to US funds would hit world's most vulnerable


Salvatore Di Nolfi – Associated Press

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Outbreak experts say the increasing attacks from U.S. President Donald Trump on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of the U.N. health agency's role and could ultimately serve to weaken global health.

GENEVA - The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that any end to sizable U.S. funding for the U.N. health agency will have a "major implication for delivering essential health services to the most vulnerable people in the world."

Michael Ryan was responding to questions from reporters about a letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to the WHO's chief threatening an end - for good - to funding from the United States, the agency's biggest donor, unless it reforms.


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