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World Health Organization targeted with false claim about members 'leaving'

Published on 20/06/2022 at 08:48

As false rumours swirled that proposed changes to the World Health Organization would give it control over member states' national health care decisions, social media posts claimed that seven countries, including China, India and Russia, announced they would leave the agency. But the global health agency – which has been a frequent target of misinformation – told AFP that none of its current members have expressed an intention to withdraw as of June 14.