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HSP Director Denounces President Trump’s Termination of US Membership in the World Health Organization

Washington, DC – Today, Health Security Partners (HSP)’s Executive Director, Dr. Jason Rao, released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that he will terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO):

Rao said, “President Trump’s move to terminate our relationship with the WHO is wrong. Pandemics, like the one we are in now, know no borders. That is why it is critical that we engage with countries around the world through diplomacy and our membership in the WHO, to put in place the public health interventions that will actually stop this virus from spreading. America has a unique ability to be a leader in this global health crisis but we cannot lead the world if we retreat to our corner. Make no mistake, our absence will make it harder to eradicate COVID-19 and future biological threats, not easier.”

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