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Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika, Opportunities To Improve Health Systems

Thomson Reuters Foundation: What Dengue and Ebola can teach us about Zika Elhadj As Sy, secretary general at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “…Health systems alone could not effectively respond to Ebola, and they will not be able to cope with the Zika outbreak. Governments…

Kaiser Family Foundation Web Briefing Discusses Zika Virus, U.S. Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: Web Briefing for Media — The Zika Virus: What’s Next in the U.S. and Abroad? The Kaiser Family Foundation held a web briefing for journalists on Wednesday, February 17, during which Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Tom Frieden, director of…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Zika Outbreak, Response

American Enterprise Institute’s “Ideas”: Venezuela’s health crisis, including Zika outbreak, threatens the region Roger F. Noriega, an AEI visiting fellow who coordinates AEI’s program on Latin America, discusses Venezuela’s health care system and the threat of Zika virus. He writes, “Political instability, social upheaval, and a crumbling health care system…

WHO Launches $56M Global Zika Response Plan

News outlets discuss the release of the WHO’s Zika response plan. CIDRAP News: WHO unveils Zika game plan, mosquito-control assessment “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] released the details of a joint strategy to battle Zika virus, which will cost $56 million to implement, and weighed in on mosquito control,…

Various Techniques Must Be Examined For Mosquito Control, WHO Says

News outlets discuss a WHO statement on potential techniques to control mosquitoes that transmit Zika and other diseases. BBC News: Zika virus: WHO backs GM mosquito trials “The World Health Organization (WHO) has backed trials of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes that could be used in the fight against the Zika…

FDA Issues Guidance To Reduce Risk Of Zika Transmission Through Blood Supply

News outlets report on new FDA guidance recommending individuals not donate blood if they have visited Zika-affected areas, possibly have been exposed to the virus, or have had Zika virus infection in order to reduce the risk of Zika transmission through the blood supply. CQ HealthBeat: Travelers to Zika Areas…

Rumor, Mystery Surround Zika As Health Authorities Continue To Learn More About Virus

New York Times: Conspiracy Theories About Zika Spread Through Brazil With the Virus “…Like Zika itself, rumors about it have replicated with viral ferocity through social media and word of mouth, frustrating the Brazilian authorities as they grapple with a poorly understood pathogen whose origins and implications are still something…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Women’s Reproductive Rights, Strengthening Health Systems In Light Of Zika Outbreak

Project Syndicate: Zika and Reproductive Rights Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…The Zika crisis has highlighted an obvious reality: Not providing women with reproductive health information and services places their lives — and those of their children — at grave risk. … The movement for reproductive…

Innovative Technology, ‘Interoperability’ Critical To Strengthening West Africa’s Health Information Systems

Medium’s “USAID 2030”: Building a More Resilient West Africa: How Open Innovation Can Help Ann Mei Chang, chief innovation officer and executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID, discusses U.S. efforts to use innovative technology to strengthen health information systems in West Africa, emphasizing the need for “interoperability,”…

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