Selin ATAY-TDO- The United States will pay more than $200 million it owes to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the end of the February, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.
Anthony Blinken attended the meeting at the United Nations Security Council where the outbreak of the novel type of coronavirus (Covid-19) and equal access to the vaccine were discussed. Secretary of State stated that the United States will work with its partners around the world in the production and distribution of the new type of coronavirus vaccine.
In his speech, Blinken expressed the importance of who in fighting the Covid-19 epidemic and building stronger health systems. The Secretary of State also announced that U.S. plans to provide financial support to the WHO's Global Vaccine Program, Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). "The United States plans to pay more than $ 200 million in its financial obligations to the WHO by the end of this month, " U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
The US had claimed that, under Donald Trump, the World Health Organization had failed to take action against coronavirus as well as other global health crises in recent years. Donald Trump had decided to leave the US on the grounds that the WHO had failed to function. The Biden administration, on the other hand, had reversed Donald Trump's move.