PIH Calls for Continued U.S. Funding of WHO

Posted on May 22, 2020

rally in support of universal health care in Boston
Partners In Health staff and supporters gathered outside the State House in Boston, Mass., in support of universal health care in February 2017. Photo by Jon Lascher / Partners In Health

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has proposed an amendment to terminate all United States funds to the World Health Organization, a plan that would have disastrous consequences and further erode U.S. credibility globally.

We believe Paul's proposal comes at a disastrous time amidst the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. It also arrives on the heels of one of the most important World Health Assemblies in the 73-year history of the WHO, in which all 194 member states voted to promote an equity agenda supporting access to diagnostics, treatment, personal protective equipment for health workers, and an eventual vaccine in the global pursuit to contain COVID-19. This is vital work, which PIH supports and advocates for on the international stage.  

Now more than ever, we need global solidarity and collaboration to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that the most marginalized and vulnerable receive preferential access to these collective global goods.

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Contact your state officials to voice your concern for Paul's plan and make sure this doesn't receive Congressional approval.

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