What the World Health Organization must do to earn back US support

Author
Danielle Pletka, Brett D. Schaefer
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Abstract
In a pandemic, a global health organization that is overly deferential to one nation and incapable of being an honest broker costs the very lives it exists to save. While China deserves primary blame for the devastation of COVID-19, the WHO also played a key role by failing to alert the world to Beijing’s lack of transparency. The WHO’s failures cannot be allowed to recur. Without change, it will fail again. It must implement reforms if it wants to restore confidence and earn US support.
Topic
International Cooperation, World Health Organization, Coronavirus, COVID-19
Political Geography
China, North America, Global Focus, United States of America