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Zika’s Complexity Contributes To ‘Most Difficult’ Emergency Health Response For CDC, Official Suggests

The Atlantic: Zika Is the ‘Most Difficult’ Emergency Health Response Ever, CDC Official Says “…[T]he White House has threatened to veto the [Zika funding] bill. Which would mean still no federal funding for what Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called ‘the…

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Obama Administration Will Veto Zika Spending Package If Senate Approves Bill

CQ HealthBeat: Friday: Senate Trouble for Zika Response Funding Package “…Senators face a decision next week on the fate of a supplemental spending package to fund efforts to battle the Zika virus. Senate rules allow the conference report to jump onto the Senate agenda and avoid amendment haggling. However, the…

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GAVI Offers Up To $27.5M In Matching Funds To Support Malaria Vaccine Research

Reuters: GAVI alliance offers matched funds for GSK malaria vaccine pilot “The GAVI global vaccine alliance has offered funding of up to $27.5 million for pilot tests of GlaxoSmithKline’s first-generation malaria vaccine, but only if other organizations promise to match that commitment…” (Kelland, 6/23).

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‘Partisan Baubles’ Within U.S. House-Passed Zika Funding Measure Could Mean Continued Delay In Response

Washington Post: It’s us against Zika — whose side is Congress on? Editorial Board “…More than four months after President Obama requested nearly $1.9 billion in emergency funding to deal with a public health emergency, the House voted for $1.1 billion but saddled it with unnecessary partisan baubles. This may…

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U.S. House Republicans Approve $1.1B Zika Spending Compromise Reached Without Democrats’ Input

The Atlantic: Congressional Lawmakers Reach a Zika Deal — Without Democrats “After less than a week of formal, bipartisan negotiations on Zika funding, congressional lawmakers have reached a deal. The Democrats, though, aren’t involved. We ‘are not a party to any agreement,’ Matthew Dennis, the communications director for Democratic House…

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House Democrats Attempt To Force Vote On Zika Funding As July 4th Recess Approaches

The Atlantic: House Democrats Try to Force Another Vote on Zika “Congressional lawmakers started formal negotiations last week on Zika funding, but things aren’t moving fast enough for House Democrats…” (Kelly, 6/21). CQ News: Zika Spending Talks Headed for the Finish Line, But No Deal Yet “…A Democratic Senate conferee…

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NYT Editorial, Letter To Editor Discuss Red Cross’s Humanitarian Relief Efforts In Haiti

New York Times: Trust Deficit at the Red Cross Editorial Board “After calamities, people donate millions of dollars to the American Red Cross, believing it is uniquely equipped to provide prompt humanitarian aid. The latest evidence that their faith has been misplaced came this week in a report by Senator…

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Congress Should Fund Zika Without Using Ebola Funds

Miami Herald: Congress must fully fund battle against Zika and Ebola Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services “…[Some members] in Congress want to meet [the Zika] challenge by stripping funds away from our Ebola response and our continued efforts to prepare countries to build up their public…

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Women’s, Girls’ Reproductive Rights ‘Should Be At Heart Of Every Development Program’

The Guardian: The Guardian view on family planning: the unsung human right Editorial Board “…Next month marks the halfway stage of the Family Planning 2020 initiative, an attempt to get 120 million more women and girls in 69 countries using contraception, that was launched at a London conference in 2012.…

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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 290 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including two articles on the fund’s new key performance indicator framework for monitoring results, a news and…

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