May 30, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on the announcement of the termination of the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO):
Ending America’s relationship with the World Health Organization simply doesn’t make sense in the midst of a global pandemic, especially when the WHO operates where no one else is, in fragile health systems around the world. This is a deadly virus that will certainly come back to our shores.
It is critical to drive reform, transparency, and accountability at the WHO, and American leadership is essential to protect our interests and to avoid ceding influence to others.
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.