Biden's US will remain member of WHO, join COVAX Facility, repeal 'global gag rule'

Appearing before the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and now the Chief Medical Officer to US President Joe Biden, announced a range of commitments on behalf of the United States.

As expected, Fauci told the Executive Board that the US would remain a member of WHO, which will include full payment of all dues and working with WHO members on reforms. He also announced the intent of the US to support the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), a global partnership to coordinate tools to fight COVID-19, and to join its COVAX Facility, a global vaccine procurement mechanism.

Fauci also announced that, as part of the US commitment to support sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, Biden would be revoking the infamous Mexico City Policy, otherwise known as the 'global gag rule'.

News article - Reuters

Press release - US Department of Health and Human Services