Jul. 08 2020

Lancet Commentary Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from WHO

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, global director of ICAP at Columbia, joined with prominent leaders in the global health community to raise their concerns regarding the decision by the United States to sever ties with the World Health Organization. Their commentary appears in The Lancet.

The authors state: “Health and security in the USA and globally require robust collaboration with WHO—a cornerstone of US funding and policy since 1948. The USA cannot cut ties with WHO without incurring major disruption and damage, making Americans far less safe. That is the last thing the global community needs as the world faces a historic health emergency.”