WHO leader says that the agency has received global support

WHO leader says that the agency has received global support

The head of the World Health Organisation’s European office is hailing a show of support, including some “commitments” from around the world, for the UN health agency after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a halt to funding for it.

Amid an increasingly fraught financial situation for the WHO as it battles the coronavirus outbreak, Dr Hans Kluge said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of European countries.”

In an online briefing, the WHO’s regional director for Europe credited the U.S. for its historic support for the agency.

The U.S. is WHO’s top donor, contributing between $400 million to $500 million annually in recent years.