US Secretary of State Pompeo said that unless the World Health Organization is completely reformed, the United States may never resume funding for WHO. The WHO warned of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, and it is necessary to think twice about the measures to relax the social distance and follow the steps, not to be complacent.
In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo said that the WHO did not properly respond to the new pneumonia epidemic. After this epidemic, structural reforms must be made to fundamentally correct shortcomings, and the reform should include changes to the WHO leadership, he added, The United States may never use taxpayer money to resume providing funding to WHO.
Pompeo had earlier criticized WHO Director-General Tan Desai for his ineffective handling of the epidemic, emphasizing that WHO has an obligation to ensure that the safety of virus laboratories in Wuhan, China meets standards, and accused China of concealing the epidemic and violating the WHO Code.
The United States has always been the largest sponsor of the World Health Organization, with a grant of US $ 400 million in 2019, accounting for 15% of the WHO budget. A Washington official said earlier to Reuters that the United States may transfer relevant funds to other aid organizations in the future.