WHO v. USA—An Inconvenient Battle

What happens if the US—the WHO’s biggest donor—pulls away from the organization?  
 
President Trump has already frozen WHO funding and has threatened to make that permanent unless WHO can prove it’s not beholden to China.
 
Among other impacts, the US pullout would compromise progress against diseases like polio and malaria. Just as damaging as the financial upheaval would be the potential loss of collaboration.
 
The US has floated new ways to promote global health through its own agencies—an approach welcomed by some. But if the 2 powerhouses can’t work together, global health is sure to suffer.
 
Nature

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