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WHO Could Serve Coordinating Role In Health Crisis Responses

World Policy Blog: The WHO Needs a Health Check
Craig Moran, an independent geopolitical consultant, writes the WHO is politically influenced by individual countries and “perennially underfunded.” He concludes, “There is a strong argument to be made that the organization has become overstretched and ossified in its operations. One solution to this problem could lie in allowing more nimble organizations like Doctors Without Borders, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, or the International Rescue Committee to take the lead, with the WHO playing a coordinating role. Given the speed with which a health crisis can erupt and spread in a deeply interconnected world, it is in no one’s interest to rely on a cumbersome first responder” (10/4).

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