Who's WHO? The World Health Organization under scrutiny
Friday, 10 July 2020
LONDON: The World Health Organization (WHO) is back in the spotlight over its performance in the global fight against the new coronavirus after US President Donald Trump's administration gave notice it would quit the body in a year's time. Trump has accused the WHO of becoming a puppet for China during the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO said on Thursday it would set up an independent panel to review its handling of the pandemic and the response by governments. Here are main features of the WHO and its work: The WHO is an agency of the United Nations set up in 1948 to improve health globally. It has more than 7,000 people working in 150 country offices, six regional offices and its...
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