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WHO’s Budget Needs More Balance Between Earmarked, Flexible Funding, Oxfam Adviser Says

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Mohga Kamal-Yanni, a senior health policy adviser to Oxfam, discusses how earmarked funding for the WHO is inhibiting the agency’s work, writing, “Member states, global funds, foundations, and others must cooperate in their own interests to restore an acceptable balance between the flexible and specified elements of WHO’s budget, as used to be the case 10 years ago. As confidence builds the overall budget should increase to enable WHO to truly meet its constitutional mandate as ‘the directing and coordinating authority on international health work'” (11/9).

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