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U.S. House Approves Conference For Zika Funding Negotiations But Adjourns For Memorial Day Break Without Further Action

CNN: Democrats blast GOP for leaving D.C. without passing Zika funds “Democrats on Thursday blasted Republicans for departing Washington for the Memorial Day recess — the traditional start of summer — without approving funds to respond to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and other pressing needs…” (Barrett, 5/26). CQ News: Contentious…

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Sufficient, Quick Funding Critical To Provide Effective Zika Response, CDC Director Says

CQ HealthBeat: CDC Director Outlines Zika Funding Challenges “As the House and Senate on Thursday moved closer to negotiations over funding to combat the Zika virus, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continued the administration’s criticism of congressional inaction. … As the agency waits for supplemental…

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British PM Cameron Urges G7 Leaders To Take Action On Drug Resistance, Establish R&D Reward Fund

Financial Times: Cameron pushes for action on ‘superbugs’ “David Cameron will on Friday urge world leaders to set up a global fund worth $1.6bn a year to reward pharmaceutical companies that develop drugs to fight ‘superbugs.’ The prime minister will present to the Group of Seven summit a report on…

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IRIN Examines Outcomes Of First World Humanitarian Summit

IRIN: The World Humanitarian Summit: winners and losers “Staffers were still counting when U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that more than 1,500 commitments had emerged from the bewildering series of closed-door roundtables, panel discussions, and impromptu announcements that constituted this week’s World Humanitarian Summit. … As the dust settles, here’s…

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Gates Foundation Announces Phase I Winners Of 16th Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas to Tackle Big Problems in Global Health and Development: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16 Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both for discovery & translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

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Growing Consensus In Congress Around Potential Need For Public Health Emergency Fund

CQ News: Zika Debate Leads to Calls for Public Health Emergency Fund “…[M]embers of both parties agree that Zika won’t be the last infectious disease threat that forces Congress into action. There is a growing sense in both parties that in the future this [funding] debate could be avoided by…

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Philippines Population Growth Slower Following Law Allowing Government-Funded Contraceptives

Associated Press: Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread “The Philippines’ annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception. … A national law that provides government funding for contraceptives was passed in 2012 despite strong opposition from Catholic church leaders. The…

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Global Fund, Canada Announce New Online Marketplace Offering Better Access To, Competitive Prices For Health Products

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Wambo.org: Better Access, Lower Prices and More Transparency “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Government of Canada announced a new online marketplace [Wednesday] that is projected to save at least U.S. $250 million in the coming four…

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Congress Must No Longer Delay Investments In Zika Response

Los Angeles Times: Congress exploits Zika to loosen pesticide regulations (but won’t pay for an anti-Zika program) Michael Hiltzik, columnist at the Los Angeles Times “…The House and Senate haven’t been utterly idle on the Zika front. Their actions have been merely inadequate and cynical. … The consequences of inaction…

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U.S. House, Senate Continue Zika Funding Negotiations; House Passes Measure Easing State, Local Pesticide Use For Mosquito Control

CNN: House passes narrow Zika measure designed to remove red tape “The House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that makes it easier for state and local governments to spray pesticides to kill mosquitoes and stop the spread of the Zika virus…” (Walsh, 5/24). CQ News: Difficult Negotiations Begin Over…

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