Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control, said on the 15th that the US Centers for Disease Control will continue to cooperate with the World Health Organization to jointly fight the new coronavirus epidemic.
In an interview with CBS on the same day, Redfield said, “WHO has been our important partner for a long time.” The US Centers for Disease Control and WHO have cooperated globally to fight against Ebola The public health crisis, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue to cooperate with WHO.
In response to the question about the possible impact of the US decision to suspend payment of contributions to WHO, Redfield stated that such geopolitical issues should be answered by professionals. In the field of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue to work side-by-side with WHO in an effort to contain the epidemic and protect the American people.
US President Trump announced on the 14th that the United States suspended the payment of dues to WHO. He said that the United States pays more than US $ 400 million in annual membership dues to WHO.
UN Secretary General Guterres said on the 14th that the world is fighting the new coronavirus epidemic, reducing the resources required for the operation of WHO or any other humanitarian organization is out of date, and WHO must be supported. This is absolutely critical to global efforts to overcome the new coronavirus epidemic .
The President of the American Medical Association, Patrice Harris, said in a statement that combating the new coronavirus epidemic requires international cooperation.