The World Health Organization was founded in 1948 and is a specialized agency of the United Nations whose main objective is “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” The organization provides technical assistance to countries, sets international health standards and guidelines, and collects data on global health issues through the World Health Survey. The WHO has led global public health efforts including the development of an Ebola Vaccine and the near-eradication of polio and smallpox. The organization is run by a decision-making body composed of representatives from 194 countries. It is funded by voluntary contributions from member countries and private donors. In 2018 and 2019 the WHO had a $5 billion budget and the leading contributors were the United States (15%) , the EU (11%) and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation (9%). Supporters of the WHO argue that cutting funding will hamper the international fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and sap the U.S. of global influence.
I agree with ''Yes, but only relative to the amount that other countries contribute'' in other words make everyone pay fairly. But I also have some problems with the WHO I find it interesting that third world countries are always the first countries to test new vaccines/ medicine on but when it comes time to actually distribute the vaccines/ medicine they always are given it last.
We need to give them a lot less money, because Covid has shown them to be in the pocket of the Chinese government at our expense. They do a lot of good in other countries and we may be one of the countries that needs their help - but we don't need to be their main 'sugar daddy.'
I think that we should not be the leading funder, it should be equal because everyone benefits from this organization and I think that there should be all information regarding what happens health wise in our world available. No coverups like there was with the corona virus.
Yes, But only if other super powers such as China and Russia pull an equal brunt as the U.S. and as long as the program is shown to be more effective than not. Skepticism has never been so high with how Covid was handled by WHO
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