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UNICEF, WHO Scale Up Response To Lassa Fever Outbreak In Benin

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies boost efforts to prevent further spread of Lassa fever in Benin “Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Benin, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) officials in the country are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of…

GHTC Blog Posts Discuss Global Health R&D Funding In President’s FY17 Budget Request

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Global health R&D in the President’s FY17 budget request Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, examines global health research and development (R&D) aspects of President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request (2/11). Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Ebola funding boost hides ongoing decline in…

Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding Zika Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: From French Polynesia, to Brazil, through the Americas and in Cape Verde, Zika highlights need for speed in health threat response Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses CDC Director Tom Frieden’s remarks at a House Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee…

Experts Say Zika Focus Must Remain On Disease’s Consequences, Surveillance, Prevention

VOA News: Expert: Focus on Zika’s Consequences, Not Disease Itself “… ‘The problem with the Zika virus is not the disease itself,’ Dr. Ronald Waldman told VOA’s ‘Straight Talk Africa’ on Wednesday. … Therefore, he said, the task ahead is to understand more about the consequences of the disease, notably…

WHO, CDC, Other Scientists Continue Research Into Possible Causal Link Between Zika, Microcephaly

CIDRAP News: WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Wednesday] released a comprehensive backgrounder on Zika virus issues related to childbearing-age women, covering reports of sexual transmission and contraception resources, as researchers promised open data sharing and reported new Zika-related microcephaly findings…” (Schnirring,…

Obstacles Remain To Abortion, Contraception Access For Latin American Women Affected By Zika

Huffington Post: GOP Congressmen Oppose Abortion Rights For Women With Zika In Developing Countries “Pregnant women in South and Latin America who contract Zika, a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth defects and deformities in babies, should not have access to abortion, Republican House leaders said Wednesday. ‘This…

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