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WHO's The Boss

Posted On: Jul 10, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

WHO's The Boss

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The head of the World Health Organization is fighting back after four months of scathing political and scientific criticism.
Pressured by the U.S. government, which gave its formal notice of withdrawal from WHO earlier this week, and a pandemic that is accelerating across the world, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday announced the creation of an independent panel that will review WHO's response to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as that of governments around the world.
Helen Clark, a former New Zealand prime minister and U.N. Development Programme chief, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former Liberian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, will lead the panel. In true United Nations-style, the pair have a year to examine the lessons from the global failure to contain the Covid-19 pandemic before their report is due.
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