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U.S. Congress Should Support International Family Planning Programs

The Hill: Family planning saves lives, so why did the House cut it? Lisa Bos, director of government relations at World Vision U.S. “…Culture, religion, and myths drive [some families in developing countries] to have many children, regardless of the health impact. Parents lack information about why timing births to…

U.S. Must Implement ‘Full-Scale Defense Against Zika’

Forbes: The Inconceivable Future Of Zika Inaction David Barash, chief medical officer at the GE Foundation, and Jonathan Quick, CEO of Management Sciences for Health “…The longer we wait to mount a full-scale defense against Zika, the worse the consequences will be. … Each one of us can support [the…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response

Washington Post: Zika is spreading in Florida, but Congress still hasn’t approved cash to fight it Editorial Board “…Local governments and public health agencies are scrambling to control [Zika’s] spread, provide diagnostics, educate the public, and search for a vaccine. But instead of acting, Republican majorities in Congress have taken…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 294 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including an analysis examining inclusion of key populations in Global Fund and PEPFAR processes; a report suggesting…

After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

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