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U.S. Funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) [April 30, 2020]   [open pdf - 766KB]

From the Document: "On April 14, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), pending a 60- to 90-day review, because of WHO's 'role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.' The United States, the largest government contributor to WHO, is currently assessed 22% of the organization's core budget (an estimated $112.6 million for FY2020). The United States also provides voluntary funding to WHO, with amounts varying per year depending on U.S. priorities and global health needs. U.S. voluntary contributions from FY2012 to FY2018 averaged $254 million per year. Congressional views on the Administration decision to suspend funding are mixed. Some Members share the President's concerns regarding WHO and support the decision, while others oppose the action and have urged the Administration to fully fund WHO and its ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) efforts."

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CRS Insight, IN11369
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2020-04-30
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