World Health Organization Director-General Tan Desai responded to US President Trump’s decision to suspend funding for WHO at a press conference that day.
According to the official website of the WHO, Tan Desai expressed his regret over the decision of the President of the United States to suspend funding to the World Health Organization. The United States of America has been generous and friendly to WHO for a long time, and we hope it will continue to do so.
“With the support of the American people and government, WHO is committed to improving the health of many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. WHO is reviewing the impact of the suspension of US funding on our work. We will work with partners Fill any financial gaps and ensure that the work of the organization continues uninterrupted. “He said.
Tan Desai also said that WHO will unswervingly promise to maintain public health, respect science, and serve the people of the world without fear and impartiality.
“Our mission and mission is to cooperate equally with all countries, regardless of their population or economic size. The New coronavirus does not distinguish between rich and poor countries, large and small countries, nor between nations, races, or ideologies. We also do not distinguish Treat. At this moment, we should be united to deal with the common and dangerous enemy of coronavirus. If we are torn apart, the virus will use our rifts to take advantage of each other. “He said.
In response to Trump ’s accusations against WHO, Tan Desai said that, in due course, WHO Member States and independent institutions responsible for ensuring transparency and accountability will review WHO ’s response to the pandemic Disease performance.
“There is no doubt that areas for improvement will be identified, and all of us will learn from them. But for now, our focus and my focus is to stop the virus and save lives.”
UN Secretary General Guterres said on the 14th that the World Health Organization must be supported, which is absolutely critical to global efforts to overcome the new coronavirus epidemic.
On the 14th local time, Trump announced that the United States will suspend funding for the World Health Organization. He accused the World Health Organization of not sharing information on the epidemic in time, not providing timely advice on epidemic prevention policies, and not promptly announcing the “global pandemic.” Trump said “after such a long time, it is time for them to be held accountable”. Previously, the United States was the largest single funder of WHO.