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World Health Organisation allies lament Trump cut to funding

16 April 2020

The decision by the Trump administration to halt funding for the World Health Organisation has attracted criticism from around the world. Countries and health experts around the world expressed alarm at Trump's move and warned it could jeopardise efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary said: “If Trump was making a great success of the pandemic response in the US, if there were minimal cases and deaths there, that might be different. But things are getting worse and that reinforces the need for the World Health Organisation.”

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