14 April 2020 – Halted funding of the World Health Organization

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: International cooperation
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Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
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Overview: The White House announced a hold on U.S. funding of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO normally recieves $400 to $500 million in funding from the U.S. each year. The White House stated that the policy will be encated while the WHO’s “mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic is investigated.”
Full details here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-demanding-accountability-world-health-organization/