FILE PHOTO: The World Health Organization (WHO) emblem is pictured on the entrance of its headquarters in Geneva, January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is about to restore partial funding to the World Health Organization, Fox News reported late on Friday, citing a draft letter.
The Trump administration will “agree to pay up to what China pays in assessed contributions” to the WHO, Fox News reported, quoting from the letter.
Trump suspended U.S. contributions to the WHO on April 14, accusing it of selling China’s “disinformation” in regards to the coronavirus outbreak and saying his administration would launch a evaluate of the group. WHO officers denied the claims and China has insisted it was clear and open.
The United States was the WHO’s largest donor. If the U.S. matches China’s contribution, because the Fox report provides, its new funding stage shall be about one-tenth of its earlier funding quantity of about $400 million per 12 months.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru. Editing by Gerry Doyle