World Health Organization Replies to Trump Funding Threat With Call for Unity

The World Health Organization’s director-general expressed regret Wednesday at President Trump’s intent to withhold funding, and said the agency would seek to fill financing gaps from other donors as it battles the coronavirus pandemic.

“For now, our focus, my focus, is on stopping this virus and saving lives,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference from the United Nations agency’s Geneva headquarters. “WHO is getting on with the job.”

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