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President Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor in COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has announced renewed US support for the World Health Organization after it faced harsh criticism from Trump administration, establishing new commitments to address the coronavirus and other global health problems.
Dr. Fauci, talking by videoconference since before dawn U.S To the WHO executive board, he said the US will join the UN health agency’s efforts to bring vaccines, therapies and diagnostics to people in need, whether in rich or poor countries.

He said the United States will also resume full funding and staff support for WHO.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a House Subcommittee hearing on the coronavirus crisis, Friday, July 31, 2020, in the Washington Capitol.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has announced renewed US support for the World Health Organization (WHO). (AP)
President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan.20, 2021, in Washington.  (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan.20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) (AP)
Dr. Fauci is fast commitment to WHO , Whose response to the coronavirus outbreak was repeatedly rebuked by the Trump administration, marks a dramatic and vocal shift toward a multilateral approach to fighting the pandemic.

“I am honored to announce that the United States will continue to be a member of the World Health Organization,” said Dr. Fauci.

Just hours later Biden Inauguration On Wednesday, his administration announced that the US would revoke a planned withdrawal from the WHO in July that had been announced by the Trump administration.

Dr Fauci said the Biden administration “will cease the reduction of US staff attached to WHO” and will resume “regular engagement” with WHO.

“The United States also intends to meet its financial obligations to the organization,” he said.

Managing Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (AP)

He referred to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, as “my dear friend.”

Other countries and the WHO chief welcomed the announcements from the United States and pledged to work with the Biden administration.

“This is a good day for WHO and a good day for global health,” said Mr. Ghebreyesus, referring to “my brother Tony” in reference to Dr. Fauci, while congratulating Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

“The role of the United States, its role, the global role is very, very crucial.”

The United States under Trump had been the highest-profile, and most well-off, hurdle of the COVAX facility, which has faced financial hurdles and contractual challenges with vaccine manufacturers, as well as major logistical problems.

Both the European Union and China have supported the program.


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