AEI Scholar Roger Bate Expresses Concerns Over WHO’s Malaria Efforts, Trump Administration’s Funding For Agency
AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Global health spending and the Trump administration on World Malaria Day
Roger Bate, AEI visiting scholar, discusse WHO’s role in properly addressing global malaria, saying the organization’s “latest draft report misses the big story of the moment. The biggest risk of malaria resurgence is resistance to artemisinin drugs.” Bate continues, “One wonders if WHO is concerned that the Trump administration will lower funding for WHO if WHO shows that there are problems in addressing infectious diseases. I suspect the Trump team is more likely to withdraw funding to U.N. agencies that are either incompetent or self-serving, and as this latest WHO report shows, it is both” (4/20).
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