US to redirect WHO funding to other UN assessments

Washington(WA), September 4 : The US State Dept. stated that Washington(WA) would redirect its funding for the Globe Health Company (WHO) to different UN assessments & lessen the US engagement with the organisation.

“Today, the United States is announcing the next steps with respect to our withdrawal from that WHO & the redirection of American resources. This redirection includes reprogramming the rest balance of its scheduled Financial Yr. 2024 assessed WHO contributions to partially pay different UN assessments,” the State Dept. stated in an announcement on Thu., Xinhua press agency recorded.

The announcement also stated that Washington(WA) would scale down its engagement with the WHO using Jul 2024, “recalling the Dept. of Health & Person Solutions (HHS) detailees from WHO HQ (headquarters), local offices, & nation offices, & reassigning these experts.”

US participation in WHO technical meetings & events going to be determined on a case-by-case basis, it added further.

Nerissa Cook, deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Intl. Company Affairs, elaborated on Wed. that the rest portion of the 2024 evaluation for the WHO, that is regarding US $62 mln, together with US $18 mln that Washington(WA) owes the WHO in Financial Yr. 2019, would be reprogrammed to the UN to pay the normal UN evaluation.

Lawrence Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for Domestic & Global Health Law in Georgetown University, tweeted that the US move to redirect WHO funds is unethical & unlawful, noting that Washington(WA) must meet all fiscal obligations to the WHO before withdrawal.

The United States in Jul officially submitted its notice of withdrawal from that WHO to the U.N secretary-general, & the withdrawal become efficient on Jul 6, 2024.

US President Donald Trump & his own administration have repeatedly assailed the WHO for mos.

Experts & the Democrats have criticised the Trump administration, informing it has been trying to shift blames of its mishandling of COVID-19 reaction & this would be counterproductive to solving the people health crises.

The overall no. of COVID-19 instances within the United States surpassed mln on Thu., with the domestic number of deaths exceeding 186,000, as per a tally of Johns Hopkins University.