US formally gives 1-year notice to quit World Health Organization

by International | 08-07-2020 | 3154 views

Washington: The Trump administration on Tuesday began the process of officially withdrawing the United States from the World Health Organization–which would take effect in July 2021–after he repeatedly slammed the agency throughout the coronavirus pandemic for alleged misinformation about the virus.

The Trump administration has sent a letter to the United Nations giving a one-year notice for the US to quit the World Health Organization (WHO) after over 70 years of membership. Trump announced the decision in May accusing the agency of being under China's control amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US contributes $400-$500 million to the WHO each year.

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