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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3257

WHO cuts budget by almost $1bn: The World Health Organization is to cut its budget by $845m (£524m; €600m) and will lose 300 jobs at its headquarters. Health ministers voted to reduce the budget by a fifth, from $4804m proposed in January to $3959m. The austerity programme, blamed on the financial crisis, includes spending cuts in administration and management. However, more funds are earmarked for child and maternal health, fighting chronic diseases, and strengthening …

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