WHO Director-General Dr Tedros welcomed the pledge that the United States will remain a member of WHO.
Following the announcement by Dr Anthony S. Fauci, representative of the United States, Dr Tedros said:
“Thank you, my brother Tony, and welcome to the WHO Executive Board as head of delegation for the United States of America. Thank you, my friend, for your personal support for WHO over many years, and especially in the past year. We have benefited immensely from your participation as a member of our regular global health leaders calls, since the start of the pandemic.
And thank you for your commitment to join the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator and COVAX.
In the WHO report to the Executive Board on Monday, Tedros said that ”We must work together as one family to ensure all countries can start vaccinating health workers and other high-risk groups in the first 100 days of 2021. With your commitment, we are one step closer.”
Since WHO’s founding in 1948, the United States has played a vital role in global health, and the American people have made enormous contributions to the health of the world’s people
“WHO is a family of nations. And we are all glad that the United States is staying in the family.”