NPR   |  February 6, 2015

Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University, has been both a longtime critic and a supporter of WHO. He welcomes the reform proposals, saying they address the agency’s deep structural and financing problems.

“WHO has a global mandate to be the global leader,” Gostin says. But the annual budget of $3.98 billion is “significantly less” than the $6.8 billion of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he says: “The amount of their [WHO’s] budget is incommensurate with their mission.”

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