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Associated Press Examines WHO Travel Expenses, Alleged Spending Abuses

Associated Press: AP Exclusive: U.N. health agency struggles with travel abuses
“The World Health Organization spent nearly $192 million on travel expenses last year, with staffers sometimes breaking the agency’s own rules by traveling in business class, booking expensive last-minute tickets, and traveling without the required approvals, according to internal documents obtained by the Associated Press. The abuses could spook potential donors and partners as the organization begins its week-long annual meeting Monday in Geneva, seeking increased support to fight a devastating outbreak of Ebola in Congo and other deadly diseases including polio, malaria, and measles…” (Cheng, 5/20).