The World Health Organization (WHO), the cost led lead to some of the triumphs of the 20th century, the largest public health. And across the WHO 72 years of history, the star was the organization, the coach and the largest sponsors US player. During the recent WHO financing, the US $893 million 15% of the total budget and more than twice as much as any other country wore. This is for decades, the standards and the United States at the center of the important public health more put the world device. Then came Donald Trump and COVID-19 On April 14, when they viral disease had been clearly inextricably US population had dug in the president said at a press conference that the spreading crown in the country was probably the fault of the WHO it is not his administration. “I pay my administration to stop funding the World Health Organization, considering a revision of the role of the World Health Organization took place in the highly mismanagement and the spread of the crown blurred,” he said. “Everyone knows what’s going on.” About a month later, on May 18, he put on the “what” in a letter to General Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom, so that a series of statements-many false or misleading-the organization’s efforts in the early days of pandemic. Trump noted that though the WHO has not made “important content within the next 30 days improvements” that would make permanent the temporary freezing of WHO US funds, and membership in the “re-thinking” organization. Trump did not specify what he wanted to see improvements. However, on May 29 in a speech in the White House Rose Garden, the president said the United States would end its relationship with WHO. A US president can not snap your fingers and Sever do so; under US law the country, WHO is a year message and must meet their financial obligations to the Organization for the current year. So, at least, nothing would really change until mid-2021 from the point of Trump can not be president, and his successor, the decision and withdraw up to pay the US $60 million currently it owes the WHO. But Trump rhetoric has already had an impact on the functioning of WHO negotiations on new loans are currently on hold, says Imre Hollo, head to monitor the planning, coordination and resource performance for the organization. And while most of the programs that has been pre-financed in 2020 is expected to organize the gap funding feeling “more fully in 2021,” says Hollo like many of its current financial arrangements come to an end this year at some point . However, he remains optimistic that the WHO their relationship with the United States will mend. so is her boss, Dr. Tedros, who on June 1, said: “The world has long benefited from a strong, the commitment to cooperation with the government and the American people …. It WHO want to continue this collaboration. “If this is not the case, there would be some clear and specific impact on global efforts to improve public health. In a broader sense, the funding that can be divided into two categories: the contributions “volunteers” “rating” and. compulsory contributions are paid to be a part of the WHO taxes each country, and are determined more or less by each country’s gross national income, population and liabilities. For 2018-2019 funding cycle as WHO, the United States received the far the biggest bill in the world, at about $237 million. But perhaps even more important for the future of the WHO and the global public health, voluntary contributions. For 2018-2019, the United States voluntarily gave about $656 million to the WHO funds, almost double than any other country. In contrast to the overvalued dollar, which go into the general pot and WHO for the organization, first, issued voluntary contributions by donors for specific purposes provided. For example, the United States to provide a bit ‘of $166 million to eradicate polio during 2018-19 and effort with similar enthusiasm for years, it is one of the main reasons why the world is funded literally a few dozen of cases away from total extinction. Other patrons like the U. K., the Gates Foundation and Rotary International will also undertake specific messages to the WHO Polio work, of course, but it would be, if the effort would leave us? Worse, the programs could be aimed at prevention. The United States, for example, represented more than 40% of the budget of WHO to “increase access to essential health and nutrition services,” and all of the United States contribution to this program is voluntary. Programs that focus on the tropical disease research, HIV and hepatitis and tuberculosis are more likely if the United States withdraws from the victims of the WHO. “It ‘s always easy to raise funds for panic,” says Hollo. “It ‘hard to get emergency funds.” The effects would be felt not only abroad. States the United States, WHO, scientists and officials see public health in were suddenly cut off from some of the most important global communication channels to health to leave. It does not have to look far into the past to see how this might sound: In the early days of COVID-19 “, not all the data from China were public. And ‘member state who first said in the joint before deleting public bulletins should, “said Amanda Glassman, executive vice president of the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit think tank that in theory information, the US health infrastructure allowed to implement quickly take action, and take steps to mitigate viral worst results. It was not, of course, but the failure hardly be pinned on WHO. “No one is saying that the organization is perfect, but it works, as it could,” says Glassman. United States in the final analysis, we must work together with other nations to protect Americans against threats to global health, he says. “We have to negotiate, talk to them, get into them, and work together. Who is the way to do it.” A version of this story appears in the June 15, 2020 issue of time.