On the outside, the WHO appears to be an entity that makes public health decisions based on the expertise of appointed specialists and professionals. Upon closer examination, who really calls the shots?
According to Wolfgang Wodarg, M.D., Ph.D., former Member of Parliament + Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the majority of decisions that flow from the WHO begin and end with the director-general himself.
In 2022, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus overrode the second vote of an expert group he had appointed, declaring monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
“The vote was nine to six. And he [Director-General] came in afterward and said ‘Well, it was almost a tie, so I broke the tie, and I decided to make it a PHEIC.’ Even though only six people had voted in favor,” denoted Dr. Meryl Nass M.D.
Does it matter if elected members of the WHO clearly oppose decisions made by the Director-General? Do sovereign nations really want to give this man, who is not a physician, the power to dictate their public health policy decisions? #ExitTheWHO #StopTheTreaty
*The opinions expressed by the hosts and guests in this show are not necessarily the views of Children’s Health Defense.