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Opinion Pieces Encourage Congress To Act On Zika Response Plan

Los Angeles Times: The Zika crisis: How Congress abandoned its duty to govern Michael Hiltzik, columnist “…It’s tempting to blame Republicans and Democrats equally for the [Zika funding] impasse, but that’s not what the facts dictate. … The GOP majorities in the House and Senate have saddled Zika funding bills…

Obama Administration Faced Foreign Aid Challenges, Potentially Remembered For Efforts To End Extreme Poverty, Address Climate Change

Devex: President Obama and his development legacy John Norris, executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress “…With the economic crisis and Republicans in Congress reflexively opposing anything proposed by President Obama, the days of wine and roses were gone. If the Obama…

Strengthening MASH Act Would Support Mosquito Control Efforts, Stop Zika

The Hill: Why we must SMASH mosquitoes to stop Zika Sens. Angus King (I-Maine), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) “…[W]e should take steps to invest in the tools we have to control mosquitoes and the programs we have to support mosquito control. That’s why we have introduced bipartisan…

Global Political Leaders Must Take Action To Advance Efforts Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Project Syndicate: Global Cooperation as a Life-and-Death Issue Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, honorary professor at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…[I]n May the Review on [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)] that I lead published its strategy for tackling…

Despite Threat Of Drug Resistance, Insecticide-Treated Bednets Still Most Effective Method To Prevent Malaria Transmission

The Conversation: Malaria: should we abandon insecticide-treated bednets? Mafalda Viana, research fellow at the University of Glasgow, and Angela Hughes, laboratory manager/PhD student “…A new study we’ve published in PNAS shows that although [drug] resistant mosquitoes don’t die immediately on contact with insecticide-treated bednets, their risk of death in the…

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