WASHINGTON

The UN on Wednesday sought international support for the World Health Organization (WHO) after backlash from U.S. President Donald Trump for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the WHO is on the front lines helping UN members and societies fight the COVID-19 pandemic with “concrete” services.

“It is my belief that the World Health Organization must be supported, as it is absolutely critical to the world’s efforts to win the war against Covid-19,” he said.

Guterres cited his experience, a visit to Democratic Republic of the Congo last year where he said witnessed efforts of

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