World Health Organization: what does it do and how does it work?

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.

Donald Trump has provoked controversy by freezing funding to the WHO. But what does the organization do, and why is it so important? Image: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

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