U.S. State Department Orders Diplomats To Limit Contact With WHO Officials

Foreign Policy: Trump Administration Orders U.S. Diplomats to Curtail Contact With WHO
“Despite the White House decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization in the midst of a deadly pandemic, American officials have sought to maintain some U.S. influence at the global health agency, promoting a far-reaching reform initiative and granting U.S. diplomats the authority to continue working on WHO programs that fight polio, HIV, and other infectious diseases. But that effort has been undercut by a new set of orders from the State Department to sharply curtail diplomatic contact with WHO officials — even though the United States will remain a member of the global health agency until next summer — as well as a U.S. decision to cut funding for the WHO…” (Lynch et al., 9/9).

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