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Sufficient, Quick Funding Critical To Provide Effective Zika Response, CDC Director Says

CQ HealthBeat: CDC Director Outlines Zika Funding Challenges “As the House and Senate on Thursday moved closer to negotiations over funding to combat the Zika virus, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continued the administration’s criticism of congressional inaction. … As the agency waits for supplemental…

U.S. Military Researchers Report First American Case Of Infection Resistant To All Antibiotics

New York Times: Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics “American military researchers have identified the first patient in the United States to be infected with bacteria that are resistant to an antibiotic that was the last resort against drug-resistant germs…” (Tavernise/Grady, 5/26). Reuters: U.S. sees first case…

U.S. Should Support WHA Resolution On Breastfeeding

The Hill: It’s time to support breastfeeding Asma Lateef, director of the Bread for the World Institute “…A resolution being drafted at the World Health Assembly this week would go far in protecting mothers from inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes and other foods marketed as suitable for children younger than…

U.S. Engaged In Efforts To Protect Women, Girls’ Health, Rights

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: World Humanitarian Summit: Coming Together to Protect Women and Girls Anne C. Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S. efforts to protect women and girls, including “empowering women and girls as leaders…

Congress Must No Longer Delay Investments In Zika Response

Los Angeles Times: Congress exploits Zika to loosen pesticide regulations (but won’t pay for an anti-Zika program) Michael Hiltzik, columnist at the Los Angeles Times “…The House and Senate haven’t been utterly idle on the Zika front. Their actions have been merely inadequate and cynical. … The consequences of inaction…

Liberalism, Capitalism, Democracy Contributed To Recent Global Health Gains

Washington Post: Things have never been better? Jennifer Rubin, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[W]ealth creation alone does not automatically result in healthier and richer people around the globe. It takes both public efforts such as George W. Bush’s President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, which has saved millions…

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