Trump, who had already frozen WHO funding in April, says money will be redirected to other groups.

US President Donald Trump has said the US is ‘terminating’ its relationship with the WHO, saying group has not made coronavirus reforms because China has “total control” over the global organisation.

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Trump said Chinese officials “ignored” their reporting obligations to the WHO and pressured the WHO to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered. He noted that the US contributes about $450 million to the world body while China provides about $40 million.

Trump has been a vocal critic of the WHO’s handling of the pandemic, officially freezing US funding in April. He said the funding would diverted to “other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” without providing specifics.

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