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Donor Countries Should Not Divert Aid Money For LDCs To Refugee Crisis

The Guardian: The world’s poor lose out as aid is diverted to the refugee crisis Larry Elliott, The Guardian’s economics editor “…Continued political support for aid is important because 2016 is going to be a tough year for many [least-developed countries (LDCs)]. … So what needs to be done? First,…

Journals Draw Attention To Global Threat Of Zika Virus In 2016

The Lancet: Zika virus: a new global threat for 2016 Editorial Board “Concerns about the threat posed to global health security by Zika virus are escalating, with new outbreaks reported in Central and South America. … With an estimated 440,000-1,300,000 cases currently in Brazil alone, Zika virus could be following…

USAID Shares 15 Highlights From Agency’s 2015 Global Health Efforts

USAID: A Year in Review: 2015 USAID shares 15 “key global health events, milestones, and highlights from the past 12 months [describing the agency’s efforts] to end preventable child and maternal deaths, create an AIDS-free generation, and protect communities from infectious diseases, all in support of a world free of extreme poverty…”…

Health Officials Raise Alarms Over Zika, Dengue Outbreaks In Brazil

Wall Street Journal: Brazil Grapples With Spread of Zika Virus and Dengue Fever “…International health officials say Brazil’s Zika outbreak is the largest so far in the world, although exact figures aren’t available because not everyone who contracts Zika obtains medical care. … Meanwhile, Brazil’s dengue outbreak has reached epidemic…

Efforts To Eliminate Ebola Continue In West Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As Ebola transmission in Guinea ends, Liberia counts down again, and a Public Health Emergency of International Concern continues Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses Ebola elimination efforts in West African nations, including the WHO’s most recent report on…

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