Transcript for By the Numbers: Bill and Melinda Gates rank as WHO organization's 2nd biggest donor
In the middle of this historic pandemic president trump has said that the US will halt funding to the World Health Organization because of its early handling of the crisis and move its. Widely been criticized by public health experts business leaders and Democrats alike so. Take a look at what the WHO does and how it's funded. By the numbers the WHO has more than 7000 workers operating in 150 offices around the world to combat diseases. US funds about 20% of the WHO budget that's about. 400 to 500 million per year making it the organization's. Largest owner of the WHO the second largest donor. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged 581. Million for two years. Also say the WHO is already underfunded four point eight billion is the organization's two year budget. For twenty funny and 20/20 one that's about the budget of a large US hospital and much less than the CDC budget. Since its founding in 1948 the WHO has help combat threats from. Smallpox polio malaria HIV aids H one and Plummer Zeke and a lot. Now Kobe nineteen just to name a few.
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