Follow the Money ,,,,
The WHO’s praise of China’s response have led critics to question the relationship between the two entities. The UN agency relied on funding and the cooperation of members to function, giving wealthy member states like China considerable influence.
the WHO routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel expenses, more than it spends to tackle mental health problems, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined
The agency relied on funding and the cooperation of members to function. This gives wealthy member states considerable influence china 52% — and has renewed a longstanding debate about whether the WHO is sufficiently independent to allow it to fulfill its purpose.
— Lucas (@Lucas1688) February 6, 2020
Financing and partnerships
The WHO is financed by contributions from member states and outside donors. As of 2012, the largest annual assessed contributions from member states came from the United States ($110 million), Japan ($58 million), Germany ($37 million), United Kingdom ($31 million) and France ($31 million). The combined 2012–2013 budget has proposed a total expenditure of $3,959 million, of which $944 million (24%) will come from assessed contributions.
As of 2002, a total of 473 non-governmental organizations (NGO) had some form of partnership with WHO. There were 189 partnerships with international NGOs in formal “official relations” – the rest being considered informal in character. Partners include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation] and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Wuhan Health Organization 🙄 pic.twitter.com/r4BSttyzUn
— 小白鼠先生😷 (@shiroihamusan) February 6, 2020
the WHO routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel expenses, more than it spends to tackle mental health problems, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined. In 2016, Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO from November 2006 to June 2017, stayed in a $1000-per-night hotel room while visiting West Africa.
Transparency has never been WHO’s strong suit.
China has never recognized the government of Taiwan, where Chinese nationalists retreated when the communists won control of the mainland in 1949. It considers Taiwan to be its province, and since 1972, when the United Nations admitted the communist government in Beijing, the WHO and other bodies have denied Taiwan membership.
Unable to participate in meetings between the WHO’s collaborating centres, Taiwan’s researchers must rely on the WHO’s website.
Text wikipedia cnn mofa taiwan
So the question is WHO can we trust ??? in this situation !!! and why are they hammering on fake news everytime what about free press and public opinions ?
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