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Congress Should Respond ‘Quickly’ To Zika

The Hill: Funding the fight against Zika Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) “…[The U.S.] should be taking the lead on developing quick and accurate testing, eliminating the backlog of Zika tests causing some women to wait 30 days for answers, understanding exactly how the disease is spread, educating the public…

‘Supposedly Pro-Life Majorities’ In Congress Must Not Delay U.S. Response To Zika

Washington Post: For Republicans in Congress, does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika? Dana Milbank, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[T]he supposedly pro-life majorities in both chambers of Congress have done nothing with [President] Obama’s [Zika emergency funding] request, more than three months after he made it in early February.…

Most Nations’ Laws Inadequate To Protect, Promote Breastfeeding, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Most countries lack adequate laws to protect and promote breastfeeding — U.N. “Laws to protect breastfeeding against the growing multi-billion-dollar breast-milk substitute business are inadequate in most countries, exposing small children to a greater risk of childhood diseases, according to a United Nations report released [Monday]…” (5/9).

Opinion Pieces Highlight Messages Of Lancet Commission On Adolescent Health And Wellbeing, Highlight Age Group’s Importance To Achieving SDGs

The Lancet: GBD 2013: a window into the world of young people Shanthi Ameratunga and Simon Denny, both professors at the University of Auckland “Between continuing threats to child survival in many low-income countries and increasing pressures of aging populations on health systems almost everywhere, the health needs of young…

Opinion Pieces Urge Congress To Act On Zika Funding

USA TODAY: Step up Zika fight for Mother’s Day 2017: Column Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, professor of health policy at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School “…Zika is not a virus the U.S. can fight alone.…

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