Coronavirus (806) Global Health and Human Rights Organizations say U.S. withdrawal from WHO is reckless act that could delay Americans’ access to COVID-19 solutions and prolong global pandemic

9 July, 2020

Health GAP, TAG and AVAC respond to U.S. withdrawal from WHO – a reckless act that could delay Americans’ access to COVID-19 solutions and prolong global pandemic. Below and online at

https://www.avac.org/press-release/united-states-who-withdrawal-reckless...

For immediate release: July 7, 2020

Contacts:

Kay Marshall, +1-347-249-6375, kay@avac.org

Suraj Madoori, +1 917 530 5996, suraj.madoori@treatmentactiongroup.org

Jessica Bassett, +1 518 593 7628, jessica@healthgap.org

*Global Health and Human Rights Organizations say U.S. withdrawal from WHO is reckless act that could delay Americans’ access to COVID-19 solutions and prolong global pandemic*

*New York, July 7, 2020* – AVAC, Health GAP and the Treatment Action Group (TAG) strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO). Today’s announcement formalizing the President’s threats from earlier this year is short-sighted and dangerous, and will cost more lives and deepen economic devastation in the United States and around the world, which are already reeling from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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HIFA profile: Halima Salisu-Kabara is Section Head/Coordinator at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. Professional interests: Workforce development, Sepsis Research training and education, Infection Prevention and Control. sdysalisu AT gmail.com