Is the WHO division tackling the coronavirus corrupt and underfunded?

The WHO Health Emergencies Program, the division spearheading the worldwide response to the coronavirus outbreak, is severely underfunded, recent audits reveal. The WHO is still battling to implement vital reforms in the fallout of its widely criticised response to a life-threatening Ebola outbreak 6 years ago. The number of internal corruption allegations across the entire WHO has shot up, with the detection of many schemes aimed at defrauding large amounts of money from the organisation. An external committee has alerted the WHO that it faces dwindling internal control compliance. To make matters worse, experts say the WHO’s initial response to the coronavirus, now called COVID-19, was too slow, and that the WHO should have declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) sooner. Find out more at

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