On June 15th, 2020, Johns Hopkins Nursing published “The US Defunding and Departing from the WHO is a Threat to Global Security.” This piece was written by Dr. Michele Barry, Chair of the Board of CUGH and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University and Co-Secretary-General World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery, and Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director for CUGH. Overall, this article underscores the importance of the World Health Organization not only to the United States, but also worldwide.
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Several big issues have rocked the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest public health challenge in a century. It has also laid bare global weaknesses in dealing with an outbreak of a deadly infectious disease. In the midst of this US President Donald Trump decided to defund and remove the United States from the organization.
What does this mean for the WHO? How can we improve our response to COVID-19 and future pandemics? What reforms are required? What is happening in Congress regarding the WHO?
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