Mike Pompeo. Foto: Leah Millis/Reuters/Scanpix
Utenriksminister Mike Pompeo sier at det ikke holder at WHOs generalsekretær går av. Det må mer fundamentale endringer til, ellers kan USA komme til å trekke all støtte til WHO.
USA betalte i fjor 400 millioner dollar til WHO, langt mer enn Kina.
“I think that’s right,” Pompeo told host Laura Ingraham when asked whether he favors a change in the WHO’s leadership.
“Or even more than that. It may be the case that the United States can never return to underwriting, having U.S. taxpayer dollars go to the WHO. We may need to have even bolder change than that,” he said.
“I think we need to take a real hard look at the WHO and what we do coming out of this. We reformed this back in 2007, so this isn’t the first time we’ve had to deal with the shortcomings of this organization that sits inside the United Nations. We need a fix. We need a structural fix with the WHO.”
I 2007 ble det gjort reformer som gikk ut på at medlemsland måtte varsle utbrudd av sykdommer innen 24 timer. Men systemet fungerte ikke under covid-19, og WHO dekket over for Beijing.