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Attacked by Trump, underfunded by the world: Can the WHO survive the coronavirus?

Covid-19 will not be beaten without international co-operation. But with insular nationalism on the rise, where does the organisation go from here?

By Ngaire Woods   June 2020

Lambasted over Covid-19, slow in its response to Ebola, and led by a man who once appointed Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is under fire. President Trump has announced he will suspend US contributions, the largest single slice of its funding. But its many detractors offer no workable alternative. Without international co-operation, Covid-19 will not be beaten. Nor…

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