The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

South Africa expresses concern at the President of the United States of America's announcement to cut funding to the WHO

15 April 2020

The  Government  of  the  Republic  of  South  Africa  is  very  concerned  and  alarmed  at  the announcement by the President of the United States of America to cut funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) with immediate effect. South Africa is particularly alarmed that the decision is made amid a global health crisis that requires a full capacity World Health Organisation to provide support in combatting the deadly COVID 19 pandemic.

It is alarming that this very regrettable decision is announced as this deadly virus strikes Africa and the poorest and most vulnerable states. The WHO, as the lead UN Agency, is mandated to promote health and to ensure universal health coverage globally, is tasked to lead global efforts to suppress the transmission and stop the COVID-19  pandemic.  

It  is  the  sole  global  health  agency,  with  the  core  focus  on  universal healthcare. As such, its efforts to coordinate a genuinely global response against this scourge should be recognized and supported.

With the coronavirus cases escalating at a rapid pace by the day, the announcement by the US to cut its funding to the WHO will have a significantly adverse impact on its programmes, and the world's ability to fight and eliminate this pandemic. This, at a time where now more than ever, the international community has to stand together and work in the spirit of human solidarity and cooperation with one another.

We believe that, more than ever before, the WHO deserves increased support from member states in particular to bolster its efforts to suppress transmission and stop the pandemic.

We are hopeful that the government of the United States will reconsider its decision and re-join the international community in fighting this pandemic.

Dirco

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

February/March 2020

 
 
.
_________________________________________________

Translater


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  
 
 
 
 

 
 
                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

<|> <|> Indonesian Tourism responds to Millennials and wins Award 8 October 2019 "The challenge to the tourism world is not getting easier. It is not only the global economic slowdown, but also a change in... <|> A MEMORIAL, CORONATION, ENGAGEMENT AND A WEDDING: A ROYAL AFFAIR by Stella Sigcau 15 October 2019 September and October months were very busy in the royal calendars throughout South Africa... <|> Culture and Heritage Tourism Boost the Economy of the Mpondo Kingdom Mbotyi and Mngazi 15 October 2019 By Stella Sigcau Mpondo Kingdom is known for its cultural richness, beautiful... <|> SADC enhances cooperation with Indonesia 15 October 2019 ”Indonesia is ready to be part of the African development, especially in the southern African region” Photo: Ambassador of the Republic... <|> A rising star ready to make it internationally by Stella Sigcau 16 October 2019 Azemahle Lwanda Matebese a 13 year old, grade 8 scholar from Durban Girls High School has had a passion for dancing... <|> Korea calls for ease of doing business in SA 2 October 2019 This year marks Korea’s 4,352nd anniversary since its national foundation, and the 71st anniversary of its Armed Forces Day. In South... <|> Russia-Africa look to deepen scientific ties 14 October 2019 With a week to go until the first ever Russia-Africa Summit, Russia has emphasised the need to expand and deepen scientific ties between... <|> SA, Nigeria commit to condusive business environment 4 October 2019 The governments of South Africa and Nigeria have committed to creating a conducive business environment that will make it easier... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.