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Clinton Adviser, HHS Secretary Visit Puerto Rico To Assess Zika Outbreak, Response

NBC News: Clinton Adviser Amanda Rentería Looks at Zika Prevention in Puerto Rico “The Zika virus has hit Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth reels from an economic crisis that has led to thousands of layoffs at its hospitals. … Amanda Rentería, national political adviser to Hillary Clinton and a…

U.S. Pledges Nearly $90M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To South Sudan

The Guardian: U.S. pledges $90m to South Sudan but warns of sanctions should peace fail “The U.S. has promised almost $90m (£60m) of extra aid to South Sudan but warned its newly reconciled leaders that failure to engage properly with the peace process could result in sanctions or an arms…

USAID, Liberia Work To Incorporate Country-Owned Development Approaches Into Nation’s Health System

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: Country Ownership at USAID: Enabling and Empowering Liberia’s Ministry of Health Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst, and Claire McGillem, research assistant, both at CGD, discuss the experience of a partnership between USAID and Liberia that used a Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA),…

Governments Should Adopt New Model For Antibiotic Development, Access

Project Syndicate: Overcoming Market Obstacles to New Antibiotics 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 “…In the field of antibiotics development, … the divergence between profit-seeking behavior and the public good…

U.S. Congress Must Act, Provide Funding For U.S. Zika Response

Health Affairs Blog: On Zika Preparedness And Response, The U.S. Gets A Failing Grade Alexandra Phelan, adjunct professor and Sir John Monash scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, and Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and director…

Malaria Elimination Possible With More Investment, Former WHO Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: With more cash, we can eliminate malaria within our lifetime: ex-WHO official “Malaria can be eliminated soon, but only with much more investment, both to get rid of the disease and to keep it at bay, a former senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.…

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