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    Without such organization

    What is the difference between "Without such organization" and "Without such an organization"? Which is more accurate?


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    Even in countries where the United States has long run programmes to tackle HIV, malaria and other health issues, the WHO still coordinates efforts. Without such organization, Glassman says, “we’d see a lot more incoherence in global health”, which would end up wasting some of the $11 billion that the US spends on global-health programmes each year.

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    Re: Without such organization

    Neither is more accurate. That's not the right question.

    The use here is of organization as an uncountable noun, in its most abstract sense. That means that it is not referring to an entity, as the countable use usually does, and which I suspect you're confusing it with. I suspect you're thinking that it refers to the WHO itself, right? Well, it doesn't—it refers to the work that the WHO does.

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