World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that “there is no time to waste”- after US President Donald Trump announced he was freezing funding for the WHO.
“There is no time to waste. WHO’s singular focus is on working to serve all people to save lives and stop the COVID-19 pandemic,” director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter following Trump’s decision.
US President Donald Trump announced late Tuesday that he had instructed his administration to suspend funding for the WHO, which he accused of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”
The United States is the biggest individual contributor to the WHO’s funds.