Recently President Donald Trump made national and international headlines when he announced his decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization.
A closer look at the World Health Organization’s top voluntary donors reveals how much the organization is supported by just one person (along with his wife Melinda): Bill Gates, the billionaire former Microsoft founder.
Gates is often lauded for spending billions on charitable donations around the world, which includes everything from funding a project to block out the sun to help stop climate change (see Forbes article here), as well as for promoting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their associated suite of chemical inputs like Roundup and glyphosate to small farmers across the world (learn more here).
But did Trump really defund a truly united “world health organization,” as is the common prevailing opinion?
Who is the WHO, really?
A quick glance at the WHO’s website shows that three of the organization’s top donors are heavily funded by Bill Gates himself.
The top 8 “voluntary donors” of the organization are as follows:
-United States (Trump just halted funding, saying the money withheld will go to other world health partners instead)
-Republic of Korea
-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
-The GAVI Alliance, which was formerly called the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. This organization was founded by…The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
-The National Philanthropic Trust, whose primary donor is…The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to Devex.com, a media platform for the global development community.
A screenshot of the donors can be seen below in the bottom right corner.
Dr. Anthony Fauci also involved with Gates Foundation
In addition to the above connections Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has also been listed as a previous member of the Leadership Council of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
All of which of course begs the question: Why does an unelected former computer company founder (Gates) have so much sway within the media, and also when it comes to influencing health policy in the United States?