By The Blaze. A report accusing the director of the World Health Organization of covering up epidemics has resurfaced in light of current accusations that the WHO aided China in covering up the global coronavirus pandemic.
The report was first documented in a 2017 New York Times article about Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who goes by the name Dr. Tedros, and his campaign to become the director of the WHO.
The accusations centered around his time as health minister of his native Ethiopia.
“Dr. Tedros is a compassionate and highly competent public health official,” said global health law expert Lawrence O. Gostin of Georgetown University at the time.
“But he had a duty to speak truth to power and to honestly identify and report verified cholera outbreaks over an extended period,” he added. (Read more from “This Isn’t the First Time the Who Director Was Accused of Covering up Epidemics” HERE)
How the World Health Organization Collects Its Money
By Fox News. President Trump sent shock waves around the world this week when he slammed the World Health Organization, claimed it favored China, blamed it for causing thousands of coronavirus deaths and ordered a freeze on funding from the U.S. . .
The organization itself runs on a two-year budget cycle. For 2020 and 2021, its budget for carrying out its missions is $4.8 billion — about one quarter of the cash the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gets, said Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law, which is an independent agency that works with the WHO.
Funding for the WHO is split into two uneven categories.
The first are assessments or dues each member state is required to pay, and is based on population and income. The second category is labeled “voluntary” and includes extra money governments float to the organization as well as private donations. These assessed contributions make up about 20 percent of the WHO’s total budget while the voluntary funds make up the rest.
The United States is the largest single government donor to the WHO and accounts for about 20 percent of the WHO’s total budget. The U.S. also gives the most money in voluntary contributions. (Read more from “How the World Health Organization Collects Its Money” HERE)