Comments Off on COVID19: Withdrawing fundings at his critical time, makes absolutely no sense—–Melinda Gates slams Donald Trump
Melinda Gates has lampooned US President Donald Trump for halting funding to the WHO.
Mrs Gate described Trump’s move as dangerous and nonsensical.
According to her, its makes no sense to withdraw funding from The World Health Organisation at this critical time
She spoke Wednesday when she announced an extra $250 million of funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to WHO.
The donated money by the power couple is specifically to help speed the development of treatments, vaccines and public health measures to contain the pandemic.
The Gates Foundation is the second largest donor to the WHO behind the United States and has been in the forefront of tackling Covid19.
Melinda Gates said the WHO is “exactly the organization that can deal with this pandemic”.
“De-funding the WHO makes absolutely no sense during a pandemic. We need a global coordinated response,” Gates, who co-chairs the foundation with the billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, said in a telephone interview.
“When you’re in a crisis like this, it’s all hands on deck.”
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that his administration will no longer support the WHO with funding, he accused the WHO boss of acting on the misinformation of the Chinese which has led to a global health scare.