Who stands with WHO?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. With their endeavour to keep the world healthy and safe, they train health workforces, improve access to essential medicines, and address issues ranging from mental health to climate change. They also gear towards preparing, preventing, and detecting health emergencies, like the one we are dealing with now COVID-19. In these trying times, however, its biggest donor, the United States, has pulled its funding. This decision has fuelled many debates as people like Bill Gates and Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, think that the international community should unite in solidarity to stop the virus. Furthermore, to gauge what the common man had to say about this, we conducted a quick poll with 2,546 people. 44.50% of the respondents think it unwise to stop the funding as they believe this wasn't the right time, whereas, 40.38% of them consider this a good move as for them, WHO seems to be biased in its outlook. 15.12% of the respondents, however, can't say much about the issue.