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U.S. to redirect WHO funding to other U.N. programs: State Department

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to redirect its funding for the World Health Organization to other United Nations programs after it withdraws from WHO next July, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

As part of its withdrawal, effective July 6, 2021, the United States will begin recalling officials from WHO offices and seek other partners to take over activities previously run by WHO, the department said in a statement.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann

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