The WHO gets it wrong sometimes, but not this time

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The WHO gets it wrong sometimes, but not this time

ANALYSIS | Nations that heeded the advice of its huge pool of experts are beating the virus far better

Paul Nuki

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is easy to cast aside as another lumbering UN bureaucracy and there is more than a bit of truth in that.

Established in 1948 in the aftermath of the World War 2, its mandate comes from 193 member states, each with its own peculiarities and vested interests.

The organisation is lauded for its role in the eradication of smallpox, the near-eradication of polio and the fight against the three big global killers — HIV-Aids, malaria and tuberculosis...

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