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Washington Post Examines WHO Director General Elections

Washington Post: The World Health Organization is electing a new leader. Here’s what you need to know. “…WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will complete her term, and the World Health Assembly will vote on her successor in May 2017. What’s different about this election is increased transparency. Candidates will participate in…

Congress Should Respond ‘Quickly’ To Zika

The Hill: Funding the fight against Zika Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) “…[The U.S.] should be taking the lead on developing quick and accurate testing, eliminating the backlog of Zika tests causing some women to wait 30 days for answers, understanding exactly how the disease is spread, educating the public…

Senate To Consider 3 Proposals For Emergency Zika Funding Next Week

Associated Press: Senate deal reached on reduced Zika funding measure “Top Senate negotiators announced agreement Thursday on a $1.1 billion emergency funding measure to battle the Zika virus. That’s less than President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request, which has upset some senior Democrats…” (Taylor, 5/12). CQ News: Senate Appropriators Forge…

Congress Must No Longer Delay Zika Funding

Washington Post: The GOP Congress must stop hurting the Zika fight Editorial Board “…Now that Congress has returned from its recess, it is time to buckle down and approve the president’s request for about $1.9 billion in emergency funding, or something close to it. … The time to prepare for…

‘Supposedly Pro-Life Majorities’ In Congress Must Not Delay U.S. Response To Zika

Washington Post: For Republicans in Congress, does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika? Dana Milbank, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[T]he supposedly pro-life majorities in both chambers of Congress have done nothing with [President] Obama’s [Zika emergency funding] request, more than three months after he made it in early February.…

Opinion Pieces Urge Congress To Act On Zika Funding

USA TODAY: Step up Zika fight for Mother’s Day 2017: Column Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, professor of health policy at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School “…Zika is not a virus the U.S. can fight alone.…

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