The Microsoft co-founder assured that the world needs WHO today more than ever, because its work is irreplaceable in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bill Gates criticized the decision of the administration of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to suspend the funds that Washington allocates to the World Health Organization (WHO).
” Stopping funding for the World Health Organization during a global health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds, ” wrote the Microsoft co-founder via his Twitter account.
“His work is slowing down the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped, no organization can replace it,” added Gates, stating that “the world needs WHO now more than ever.”
Trump on Tuesday announced that the United States will stop providing funding for the WHO, claiming it awaits a review by the agency for its role in “severe mismanagement and cover-up of the spread of the coronavirus.”
The United States had been a major donor of money to WHO, contributing nearly $ 400 million annually, or what constitutes approximately 15% of its budget.