WHO Needs Predictable Funding, Better Early Warning System For Outbreaks, Other Reforms, Oversight Panel Says

Reuters: WHO needs reforms, while preserving ‘political independence’: panel
“An oversight panel called on Thursday for reforms at the World Health Organization (WHO) including ‘predictable and flexible’ funding and setting up a multi-tiered system to warn countries earlier about disease outbreaks before they escalate. The independent experts said it was essential to preserve the U.N. agency’s ‘neutrality and political independence’ in tackling outbreaks, but did not refer directly to China or the United States…” (Nebehay, 11/5).

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