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IDF has joined the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health in publishing a letter in support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Director-General, and requesting the US government to reconsider its decision to suspend funding to WHO.
In the letter, the Coalition states:
"We urge President Trump to reconsider his decision to review USA funding of the WHO at the height of this global pandemic of COVID-19. Our Global Coalition for Circulatory Health stands side by side with the WHO as it coordinates the global response to the COVID-19 crisis. To undermine this crucial global effort by threatening to withdraw critically important funding from the WHO can only exacerbate this global threat. At the same time, we would encourage other organization and countries to increase their funding to the WHO."
View the full letter here (pdf).