The goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to ensure that more people have universal health coverage, protected from health emergencies, and promote health and well-being. for all.
There are 194 members from various countries that are grouped together according to regional distribution. The countries pay fees to be members of the WHO. These fees are calculated by the country’s wealth and population. They also accept voluntary contributions (Bill Gates).
It is 2020 and the USA is number 37 in healthcare in the world. This ranking is based on access, quality and health of the population. Since the WHO works worldwide to promote health and wellness. They also serve vulnerable populations and it would be in our best interest to remain a member.
President Trump has submitted a notice to Congress that he would like to remove the USA from the WHO next year because of their handling of COVID -19. Apparently you have to give Congress a years notice before the USA can withdraw from the WHO.
The pandemic is exploding within the United States and the surge of deaths, and changes in infection control policies have healthcare facilities and staff struggling to adapt to the frequent changes. Without the guidance from the CDC and the WHO, hospitals would be on their own.
I believe the US should remain a member of the WHO. It is doubtful that the USA will or can create an equitable healthcare system to address the needs of all Americans. Addressing vulnerable populations, or addressing the pandemic are also essential task for the WHO. Healthcare should be essential for all to ensure healthy communities.
Best Healthcare In The World (2020). Retrieved from https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/best-healthcare-in-the-world
The World Health Organization, (2020). Retrieved from https://www.who.int/