G7 leaders urged reform at WHO

Heads of G7 member countries called for reform of the World Health Organization. This was reported in a statement issued by the press service of the White House on Thursday, April 16, following the talks of the association leaders.

“The leaders recognized that the G7 countries contribute more than $1 billion annually to WHO and most of the discussion was devoted to the lack of transparency and chronic mismanagement of the pandemic by WHO. Leaders called for a thorough review and reform of WHO processes,” Yahoo was quoted as saying.

On 14 April, United States President Donald Trump said Washington was terminating funding for WHO because the organization had allegedly made mistakes and concealed data on coronavirus proliferation. The day before, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the White House’s desire to find those responsible for the pandemic and bring them to justice.

UN Secretary General António Guterres then said the United States had chosen the wrong time to stop funding WHO.