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What does the WHO do, and why has Trump stopped supporting it?

Trump has suspended funding to the World Health Organization over its coronavirus response

What is the World Health Organization’s remit?

The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded as the UN global health body in 1948 in the aftermath of the second world war with a mandate to promote global health, protect…

  • Peter Beaumont and Sarah Boseley
  • The Guardian

It was inspired by the international sanitary conferences of the 19th century set up to combat communicable diseases such as cholera, yellow fever and plague.

Its current programme envisages expanding universal healthcare to a…

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