File: Donald Trump who is the president of USA accused WHO of being biased towards China despite the heavy funding from Washington
BEIJING – Days after Washington announced that it is going to cease funds meant for WHO China stepped in said it will give $30-million to the World Health Organization to assist it in the world wide fight against the covid-19 pandemic. The US, which is the major donor to WHO, last week blamed the organization of “mismanaging” the corona virus crisis, attracting ire from China as both countries fight over the deadly pandemic.
Geng Shuang who is the foreign ministry spokesperson said the additional donation would add onto the previously donated money which was $20-million in total and this fund can help “strengthen the health systems of the developing countries”.
He went on to say that China’s contribution to the UN agency “shows the trust and support the Chinese government has on who trust of the Chinese government and it’s citizens towards WHO”.
When Donald Trump was announcing that he is going to freeze the funding last week, he blamed WHO of hiding how deadly the Coronavirus was in China before it spread.
He has also accussed WHO of “very biased towards China ” even though Washington’s give most of the funding.Explainer: The impact of Donald Trump’s funding cuts to WHO has to the world
Trump stated that, US taxpayers supplied between $400-million and $500-million per annum to WHO, while China on the other hand only contributes about $40 million per annum or even less”.
Trump also believe that the outbreak could have been managed with only a minimum little deaths record if only WHO had investigated the situation in China correctly..
The deadly pandemic so far has killed more than 181,000 people worldwide, it first emerged in Wuhan the central city of China , which went on locked down in towards the end of January to minimise the spread of the virus.
Beijing has encouraged the US to stand by WHO-led global action against the virus after it stopped funding, observers cautioned though that the US freeze will cause damage for the WHO’s other disease