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U.N. Women Head Calls For Expanded Reproductive Rights In Latin America Amid Zika Outbreak; Debate Over Abortion Access Continues

CNSNews.com: Head of U.N. Women: Expand ‘Reproductive Rights’ in Zika-Affected Countries ‘Not Only Because of Zika’ But It’s the ‘Right Thing to Do’ “U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told CNSNews.com Tuesday that ‘reproductive rights’ of women in countries affected by the Zika virus must be…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Funding For Zika Response, Potential Economic Costs Of Outbreak

Star Tribune: Congress shouldn’t raid Ebola dollars to fight Zika Editorial Board “…The sums [the U.S. government] set aside for Ebola should remain dedicated to preparing for future outbreaks. Raiding some or all of these dollars to fight Zika would undermine the nation’s readiness and potentially slow its response to…

Extent Of Venezuela’s Zika Outbreak Unknown, AP Reports

Associated Press: Venezuela takes on Zika amid shortages, information blackout “This is what the Zika outbreak looks like in Venezuela, a country whose medical system has teetered for months on the brink of collapse: There’s a lack of bug spray to prevent mosquito bites, scant contraceptives to avert pregnancies, little…

PRI Series Examines Various Aspects Of Zika Outbreak In Latin America

PRI published two articles as part of its #HerPlanet series on the Zika virus. PRI: The budget for the Rio Olympics is 16 times higher than the budget to combat the Zika virus “…For the Olympics in Rio, the Brazilian government has allocated $9.7 billion from both public and private…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Zika Response

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Zika virus in the dock Editorial Board “…At the moment, the causal link between Zika virus and microcephaly is speculative. The position taken by WHO on the reported microcephaly cases will help to guarantee accurate investigations based on standardized parameters, to promote case-control studies, and to…

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