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WHO Rejects Calls From Health Experts To Move, Postpone Rio Olympics Because Of Zika

Associated Press: U.N. health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call “The World Health Organization says there is ‘no public health justification’ for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak…” (Moulson, 5/28). Deutsche Welle: WHO says ‘no public health justification’ for postponing Olympics over Zika…

TRF Examines Women’s Challenges To Obtaining Legal Abortion In Colombia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In Colombia, abortion is legal but denied to many women, advocates say “…Colombia, a nation of 48 million people, allows abortion in cases of rape, incest, fetal malformation, if the fetus is at risk, and if the health, both physical and mental, of the mother is at…

PAHO/WHO, UNICEF Supporting Haitian Government’s Cholera Immunization Campaign

U.N. News Centre: Haiti: U.N. agencies support government in vaccination campaign against cholera “Two United Nations agencies said [Wednesday] they are supporting the government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. In a press release, the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti…

Haiti Sees Increase In Guillain-Barré Cases, Possibly Linked With Zika; Private Funding Helping Puerto Rico Address Virus

Associated Press: Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika “…Even after the worst cholera epidemic in recent history, Haiti’s severely under-resourced health sector still does not have routine data collection systems that would allow experts to track and document disease outbreaks across one of the world’s poorest countries.…

Guttmacher Institute Analysis Examines Women’s Reproductive Rights, Health In Light Of Zika

Guttmacher Institute: In Countering Zika, Women’s Right to Self-Determination Must Be Central Rebecca Wind, senior communications associate and divisional budget manager at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses findings from a new analysis examining women’s reproductive rights and health in light of the Zika epidemic, writing, “In Latin America and the Caribbean,…

Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Creates Public Health Emergency, New York Times Reports

New York Times: Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals “… ‘The death of a baby is our daily bread,’ said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring to the toll from Venezuela’s collapsing hospitals. The economic crisis in this country has exploded into…

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