April 14, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on the Administration’s plans to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO):
Halting funding to the WHO in the midst of a global pandemic is not in the interest of the American people. The United States certainly has an important role to help drive reform, transparency and accountability at the WHO. But with COVID-19 spreading to countries in the developing world with weak and fragile health systems, the WHO is an essential player in fighting the virus now – critical to helping the most vulnerable while also preventing a further rebound of the virus here at home.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.