This year, as the global pandemic rapidly spread, President Trump took the extraordinary step of withdrawing the United States from the World Health Organization. There was a fierce backlash to this development in medical and policy circles, both within the U.S. and internationally. But beyond doctors and healthcare advocates, few know exactly what the World Health Organization does, and what its role is during crises like the coronavirus. Summer Marion, a research fellow at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a PhD candidate in political science at Northeastern University, helps us understand the role of the World Health Organization in relation to global health.
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