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PRI Series Examines Various Aspects Of Zika Outbreak In Latin America

PRI published two articles as part of its #HerPlanet series on the Zika virus. PRI: The budget for the Rio Olympics is 16 times higher than the budget to combat the Zika virus “…For the Olympics in Rio, the Brazilian government has allocated $9.7 billion from both public and private…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Zika Response

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Zika virus in the dock Editorial Board “…At the moment, the causal link between Zika virus and microcephaly is speculative. The position taken by WHO on the reported microcephaly cases will help to guarantee accurate investigations based on standardized parameters, to promote case-control studies, and to…

Health Care Workers Attend To Mothers, Newborns Even In Face Of Ebola Threat

The Guardian: Sierra Leone: we save lives of women in childbirth — while fighting Ebola Benjamin Black, obstetrician and gynecologist for Médecins Sans Frontières “…When Ebola first visited in 2014 no one knew what to expect. Paranoia was rife, and the death toll soared. At our previous hospital we tried…

Vaginal Ring Could Protect Women Against HIV, Studies Suggest

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Innovative HIV-Prevention Product for Women Could Be New Tool in the Fight for an AIDS-Free Gen Elizabeth Russell, senior adviser for biomedical prevention technologies in the research division of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, discusses the results and implications of the ASPIRE trial and The Ring Study that tested…

Meningitis A Vaccine Helping African Nations Pursue Disease’s Elimination

PATH Blog: Celebrating in Africa: the end of the reign of meningitis Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, discusses progress against meningitis A in Africa, saying the bacterial infection has been nearly eliminated with the development and widespread use of the MenAfriVac vaccine (2/22).

Obama Administration Seeks $200M Boost For President’s Malaria Initiative In FY17

Media sources discuss the Obama administration’s request for a funding increase for the President’s Malaria Initiative. Devex: What can $200M buy in the fight to eradicate malaria? “U.S. President Barack Obama delighted malaria fighters with his State of the Union pledge to ask the Congress for more money to help…

Answers On Zika, Microcephaly Link Up To 6 Months Away, WHO, U.S. Officials Say

International Business Times: Zika Outbreak 2016: Proof Of Link Between Zika Virus And Birth Defects May Take 6 Months, WHO Says “The World Health Organization said Friday that it could take four to six months to prove the link between the Zika virus spreading through the Americas and the birth…

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