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USAID Launches ‘Combating Zika And Future Threats Grand Challenge’

U.S. News & World Report: USAID Challenges Innovators to Combat Zika “The United States Agency for International Development is calling for global innovators to ‘get creative’ with ideas to combat the escalating threat of Zika virus. … The ‘Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge,’ launched Wednesday with plans to…

Untreated Dairy Products, Consumer Preferences Help Spread Brucellosis In East Africa

SciDev.Net: Raw milk breeds fever disease in East Africa “Consumer preferences and poor dairy processing techniques have made East Africa a hotbed for brucellosis, a fever disease spread by contaminated milk, a study warns. The disease, which is caused by Brucella bacteria shed in livestock’s urine, milk, and other bodily…

Additional Neurological Disorder Might Be Linked With Zika, Researchers Report

The Guardian: Zika virus may cause broader range of brain disorders than previously believed “The Zika virus may cause a wider range of brain disorders than previously thought, according to a small study released on Sunday. Scientists already suspect the mosquito and sex-spread virus causes fetal brain disorder and temporary…

Large Nonprofits Shaping Seattle Into Global Health Center

New York Times: For Some Top Nonprofits, Changing the World Begins in Seattle “…The result: In trying to change the world, [the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Allen Institute for Cell Science] are also changing their backyard. Their causes, such as clean water, sanitation, and health, are spawning…

GHTC Blog Posts Examine Obama Administration’s Decision To Redirect Ebola Funds To Zika Response

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: President will redirect Ebola funds for Zika, but where is the money from and where will it go? Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, examines the Obama administration’s re-programming of Ebola funding to the U.S. Zika response and potential consequences (4/8). Global Health…

Global Food Waste Hampering Food Security, Increasing Climate Change, Study Says

Washington Post: Our wasted food is a huge environmental problem — and it’s only getting worse “…A study just out in the journal Environmental Science and Technology concludes that we’re already producing way more food than the world actually needs — but a lot of the excess is being wasted,…

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