WHO Controversy: Is The Cash-Strapped UN Health Agency Splurging On Travel?

Published: May 24, 2017

cta The World Health Organization (WHO) may be spending more on staff travel than on major public health initiatives such as AIDS or malaria, according to internal documents.

The documents, obtained by the Associated Press, revealed that the strapped U.N. health agency spends about $200 million annually on travel than what is allotted individually for primary health issues. In 2016, for instance, WHO spent around $71 million on AIDS and hepatitis, and $61 million on malaria.

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