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Fast Company Profiles Maverick Collective, Co-Founded By PSI Executive, Norway Princess

Fast Company: How A Princess And A CEO Are Applying The VC Model To Philanthropy “…[In 2011, Kate Roberts, a senior vice president with Population Services International (PSI), and Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway] decided that if the current model for philanthropy wasn’t working to lift…

U.S. House To Consider Emergency Spending Package For Zika Outbreak

CNN: House Republicans push own Zika plan “House Republicans, who have resisted approving the $1.9 billion that President Barack Obama requested to combat the Zika virus, now are preparing their own spending package and are aiming for a vote as early as next Wednesday…” (Walsh/Barrett, 5/14). CQ News: Anti-Zika Spending…

Vox Discusses Disease Outbreak Preparedness, Funding With Public Health Thinkers

Vox: The U.S. doesn’t have an emergency fund for health crises like Zika. That’s a huge mistake. “…If we know that globalization, climate change, and other factors are only heightening the risk of potentially devastating pandemics, why do we subject health officials to what has become an annual scramble [for…

White House Launches National Microbiome Initiative To Investigate Microscopic Organisms’ Impacts On Health, Environment

ABC News: Microbiome Research Just Got a Mega Infusion of Government and Private Funding “The Obama administration announced a $121-million National Microbiome Initiative [Saturday] to study how microscopic organisms that live all over the environment — and our bodies — can impact our health, climate, and food security…” (Chopra, 5/13).…

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