American Taxpayers Coughed Up $3.5 Billion to the World Health Organization Since 2010
Forbes recently revealed that American taxpayers sent over $3.5 Billion to the World Health Organization (WHO) during the past decade.
President Donald Trump has blasted the WHO for covering up information regarding the deadliness of the Wuhan virus and its capacity to be transmitted from human-to-human contact. Trump eventually decided to suspend contributions to the WHO.
The WHO leadership congratulated China for its response to the outbreak and alleged decisiveness in identifying it and providing the necessary information to the health organization.
The White House, Office of Management and Budget provided Forbes a fact sheet breaking down the WHO’s “corruption and abuse.”
According to Forbes auditors at OpenTheBooks.com, $3.5 billion in taxpayer dollars funded the WHO in this time period.
Only $611.1 million of said funding came from “assessed dues” that participant countries have to pay.
On a voluntary basis, the WHO sent the U.S. government roughly $2.9 billion more than what was required of them in contributions. Unsurprisingly, the U.S. is the largest contributor to the WHO.
Even in the Trump era, federal funding of the WHO stayed strong.
In the Forbes’ findings, the WHO received more money under Trump’s watch than Obama when adjusted for inflation — $1.4 billion as opposed to $1.1 billion.
Since 2010, the Agency for International Development (USAID) was the federal agency with the most grants to the WHO — at roughly $1.5 billion.
The U.S. Department of State contributed $820 million to the WHO after 2010.
With the current pandemic raging on, more Americans are beginning to question the merits of globalism and globalist institutions like the WHO.
Getting down to the bottom of how much Americans are paying for these flawed institutions is a good first step in bringing about reforms.