Don’t Let Trump Play Politics with Vulnerable People’s Lives
President Trump’s cuts to the World Health Organization (WHO) threaten the lives of Americans and vulnerable people across the world.
This decision is reckless and ignorant: The WHO has played an irreplaceable role in coordinating the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. WHO researchers have been at the forefront of fighting this deadly virus and providing guidance to prevent its spread. The WHO has also worked for decades to strengthen health care systems around the world.
During this emergency, we need more scientists hard at work to find a cure—not fewer. We need greater investment in science—not the stripping of one of the world’s most venerable public health institutions.
The coronavirus knows no borders, and our response shouldn’t either. Tell leaders in Congress:
Restore funding to the World Health Organization NOW!
Sign your name and we’ll deliver your message.
Subject: Restore U.S. Funding to the World Health Organization
Dear Members of Congress,
I write today to urge you to restore funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).
As scientists around the world race to find a cure for COVID-19, the WHO’s leadership is essential. A fully-funded WHO is also critical to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people— refugees, women, girls, HIV+ people, sex workers, LGBTQI+ people and others—get the health care they need and can protect themselves from the COVID-19 global pandemic.
As a person committed to the inherent dignity of every human being, I believe that access to health care is more important than ever.
Please don’t play politics with the WHO, and ensure that the US stands by its funding commitments so that it can continue its life-saving work today.