Sunday, June 4, 2017

How Many Lives Could WHO's $200 Million Travel Budget Save?

By Alex Berezow — May 25, 2017

 The World Health Organization (WHO) is one of the finest institutions on the planet. Its accomplishments are far too numerous to list here, but its most famous is the effort it led to eradicate smallpox from the face of the planet. It is not an exaggeration to say that the WHO's missions have saved hundreds of millions of lives.

Because of such successes, something like a halo surrounds whatever the WHO chooses to do. But that's not healthy. No matter how well-meaning and righteous an organization is, it requires oversight. Without it, mismanagement and even corruption can creep in.

According to the Washington Post, the WHO spends $200 million every year on travel and accommodations. Of course, WHO officials aren't flying Ryanair and staying at the Motel 6. Instead, they are booking "business-class airplane tickets and rooms in five-star hotels.".....To Read More....

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