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President Obama Urges U.S. Congress To Act Quickly On Zika Funding; CDC Monitoring 279 Pregnant Women With Virus In U.S., Territories

ABC News: Zika Virus: President Obama Urges Congress to Pass Full Funding to Fight Virus “President Obama urged Congress to pass the full $1.9 billion funding requested to fight the Zika virus hours after federal health officials reported a dramatic increase in the number of pregnant women being monitored for…

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News Outlets Examine U.S. Congressional Actions On Zika Response Funding, Potentially Larger Role For Private Sector

Devex: Will Zika see ‘big private sector action’? “As the international community struggles to mobilize funds and resources to take on the Zika virus outbreak, pandemic experts have asked why the private sector has not played a bigger role in critical elements of response such as diagnostic testing. … But…

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Better Access To Surgeons, High Quality Obstetric Care Critical To Preventing, Treating Fistula

The Guardian: Why do a million women still suffer the treatable condition of fistula? Kate Grant, CEO of the Fistula Foundation “…The most crucial variable in the outcomes for women is the competency of the surgeon developed over years of experience. Yet the biggest challenge to treating more women [with…

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Nations Must Invest More In Women’s, Girls’ Health To Compete In Digital Future, World Bank President Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Invest in girls’ health to compete in the digital future: World Bank head “Countries which fail to invest in young women’s health will be left behind because the underdeveloped brains of their children will not be equipped to compete in an increasingly complex, digital world, the head…

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Maverick Collective Helps Link Funders To Projects To Improve Women’s Health Worldwide

NPR: New Charity Invites Female Millionaires To Donate — And Get Involved “…According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Population Fund, ‘less than two cents [of] every international development dollar is spent on an adolescent girl.’ The Maverick Collective hopes to change that breakdown. It’s a philanthropic organization…

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Devex Examines Issues To Be Discussed At 69th World Health Assembly

Devex: 5 WHO reforms at the 69th World Health Assembly “…[T]he Zika virus is only one part of the agenda at the upcoming 69th World Health Assembly, which [Director-General Margaret] Chan described as ‘record-breaking’ for the number of agenda items and resolutions member states will need to discuss and agree…

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New York Times Examines Brazil’s Abortion Laws, Challenges Facing Pregnant Women, Physicians In Light Of Zika Outbreak

New York Times: Brazil’s Abortion Restrictions Compound Challenge of Zika Virus “…This video documents several challenges facing pregnant women and their doctors in a country where access to legal abortions is severely restricted, and where Zika has compounded fears about birth defects, adding a new layer of health complications. Some…

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Development Policies, Programs Must Account For ‘Inextricable Link’ Between Nutrition, Gender Equality

Project Syndicate: The Right Diet for Gender Equality Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and Lawrence Haddad, lead author of the upcoming 2016 Global Nutrition Report “…We can no longer treat gender discrimination and malnutrition as separate issues. The two are inextricably linked; they reinforce…

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At Women Deliver Conference, Experts Discuss Contraceptive Access, Options, Maternal Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Self-injectable contraceptives could be life-saver in Africa: health experts “Self-injectable contraceptives, which are being trialed in Uganda and Senegal, could revolutionize women’s lives in rural Africa and dramatically cut maternal and newborn deaths, health experts said on Tuesday. The disposable $1 device consists of a small needle…

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Ensuring WASH In Health Care Settings ‘Requires Action,’ Will Help Improve Maternal Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Delivering maternal health requires water and sanitation Anne Mutabaruka, head of programs at WaterAid Rwanda “…Water and sanitation are essential to [the human rights, good health, and progress of women and girls]. Girls cannot grow up healthy if they do not have clean water to drink, a…

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