Halt funding to the World Health Organization-Bill Gates
New Delhi: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates criticised US President Donald Trump’s move to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), calling it a dangerous move.
In a press conference early Wednesday, Trump announced that he had instructed his administration to cut the funding and that a review was being conducted to assess the WHO’s role in “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus”.
Shortly after, Gates took to Twitter and said, “Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs WHO now more than ever.