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WHO Is Set Up to Fail Without More Funds, Director Warns

  • Organization is asking for additional $480 million for budget
  • Tedros makes comment as WHO member delegates meet in Geneva

The World Health Organization can’t do its job if member states and donors don’t agree to a proposed funding increase giving the international health body more autonomy to fight pandemics, its chief said.

“If the current funding model continues, the WHO is being set up to fail,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told delegates in Geneva Monday.