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U.S. Senate Democrats Argue Recess Should Be Postponed Until Zika Funding Compromise Reached

CQ News: Democrats: Women’s Health Services Lacking in Zika Funding Bill “Senate Democrats on Thursday doubled down on their claims that the GOP-written Zika virus response package the Senate rejected Tuesday was largely a Republican assault on women’s health…” (McCrimmon, 6/30). The Hill: Senate Dems: No August break without Zika…

As U.S. Congress Continues To Dispute Zika Funding, Majority Of Americans Support Additional Investment In Disease, Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Shows

Bloomberg: The World Can’t Even Find Pocket Change to Fight Zika “More than five months after U.S. President Barack Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight the Zika epidemic, members of Congress are going home to July 4 barbecues without approving a spending bill. While Washington’s dysfunction is predictable given the…

Congress Should No Longer Delay Zika Funding Package

Bloomberg: Congress Dithers While Zika Spreads Editorial Board “Congress is giving the Aedes aegypti mosquito every chance to gain an advantage in the fight against the Zika virus. No one knows exactly when the first such mosquito will transmit the virus inside the U.S., but it might happen before lawmakers…

Blog Posts Discuss Global Health-Related Aspects Of Senate FY17 SFOPs Appropriations Bill

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 State & Foreign Operations Bill Houston Ernst, policy director at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses global health funding aspects of the Senate FY 2017 State and Foreign…

U.S. Foreign Assistance Efforts Integral To Global Development, Diplomacy

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Foreign Assistance: A Decade of Impact Hari Sastry, director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources at the State Department, reflects on the office’s efforts over the past decade, writing, “Looking back on our decade of impact — on the milestones we have…

U.S. Must Strengthen Preparedness For Future Public Health Threats, HHS Report Says

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds “In a report released [Thursday] by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an Independent Panel formed to review HHS’s response to Ebola made several recommendations on how the…

Kaiser Family Foundation Budget Summary Analyzes Global Health Aspects Of FY17 Senate SFOPs Bill

Kaiser Family Foundation: Senate Appropriations Committee approves FY 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill This budget summary highlights global health-related funding contained in the FY 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. “… A press release from the committee states that…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheet Examining U.S. Government’s Role In Global Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Health This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s global health response. “…In addition to acting as a donor by providing financial and other health-related development assistance (e.g., commodities, like contraceptives) to low- and middle-income countries, the USG operates programs and delivers…

Editorials, Letter To Editor Urge U.S. Congress To Act, Fund Zika Response

New York Times: Congress’s Failure to Fund Zika Response Editorial Board “…Now, with mosquito season upon us, and despite evidence that a potentially calamitous health crisis could be around the corner, Congress has yet to provide money for a serious response [to Zika]. … Then, last week, the House approved…

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