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.”