The Trump administration has outlined $3 billion in cuts to global health in its 2021 budget proposal—a move that would halve the US contribution to the WHO as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak, Foreign Policy reports.

Did WHO praise for China’s response early on hurt efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus? Mounting evidence that Chinese officials silenced whistleblowers and undercounted cases while the WHO praised China’s response are testing faith in the WHO’s…

As Hong Kong braces for a surge in coronavirus cases, memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak are close at hand, NPR reports.   Some say Hong Kong hasn’t learned its lesson. While public transportation and schools are shut down, Hong Kong’s border with mainland China remains…

Li Wenliang, the doctor who sounded a warning early in the coronavirus outbreak, lost his life to the virus early Friday a.m. in Wuhan—spurring an outpouring of grief and outrage, CNN reports. Just 34 years old, he was silenced by the authorities after he warned other…

The WHO's new coronavirus response plan calls for $675 million to support response activities over the next 3 months, CIDRAP reports.  

There’s an important “window of opportunity” to block the coronavirus outbreak—but countries need to share information openly, warned WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a technical briefing in Geneva yesterday, according to the BBC.

Will the extraordinary and controversial efforts to contain the coronavirus work? This week could prove critical, University of Hong Kong epidemiologist Ben Cowling tells TIME: “What we’re worried about is that we don’t see any reduction in the steady increase,” Cowling…

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off the agency’s 146th Executive Board meeting in Geneva this morning with a rundown of WHO-led accomplishments in 2019—and a call for solidarity in the face of a challenging year ahead.

Confirmed coronavirus cases shot up over the weekend to 17,205 as of this a.m.—a grim marker that spurred a growing resignation that the outbreak will likely become a pandemic, the New York Times reports.

he coronavirus outbreak is officially a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, according to the WHO—but the organization is confident the spread can be contained.