U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump said at a White House press conference on the afternoon of 29, because WHO "refused to implement the reform requested by the United States ," the United States will terminate its relationship with WHO, and will pay the organization's contributions to the deployment of elsewhere.
Trump sent a letter to the director general of who, Tan Desai, on 18th this month, threatening that if who does not commit to making "substantial improvement" in the next 30 days, the US side will terminate its contribution to who and reconsider whether to stay in the organization. The move has drawn criticism from both the international community and the United States.
Trump announced on April 14 that the United States suspended payments to WHO and called for accountability for WHO's actions in the epidemic. U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, a Democrat, announced the launch of a survey on the Trump administration's decision to suspend payment of WHO membership fees on Monday.
The U.S. has more than 1.74 million newly diagnosed cases and more than 100,000 deaths, according to statistics released by Johns Hopkins University Monday.