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The U.S. President Donald Trump told the World Health Organization (WHO) that the U.S. will make permanent its funding cuts to the organisation and consider leaving it, if it did not commit to “major substantial reform” within the next 30 days.

Background on Developments

  • Mr. Trump had temporarily stopped the funding on April and begun a review of the WHO’s handling of the pandemic.
  • Critics have argued that while WHO could have acted more decisively and quickly.
  • U.S. President and others in his administration have repeatedly criticised, particularly the global health body’s relationship to China.
  • Mr. Trump said the only way forward for the WHO would be to demonstrate independence from China.

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-Source: The Hindu

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