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Global AIDS Funding Reduction Threatens Years Of Progress Toward Ending Epidemic

Devex: Funding shortfall threatens ‘test and treat’ for HIV and AIDS “Global funding shortages and challenges in ensuring adherence to treatment are threatening to delay or even derail new recommendations that all HIV patients begin antiretroviral drug therapy as soon as they are diagnosed. … The ‘test and treat strategy’…

CDC Updates Zika Virus Transmission, Testing Guidelines Amid New Findings

ABC News: Zika Virus Guidelines Updated for Pregnant Women in Wake of New Findings “Pregnant women should be tested for the Zika virus with 14 days of suspected exposure to the virus or if they exhibit viral symptoms, according to updated guidelines issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease…

Private Donations For Zika Response Not Forthcoming, U.S. News Reports

U.S. News & World Report: Where Are the Private Donations for Zika? “When Ebola was drawing international headlines and alarming global health officials, several of the most famous U.S. billionaires came forward to offer financial support. … But that same outpouring of cash isn’t happening with Zika…” (Leonard, 7/25).

CDC Continues To Support Global Efforts To Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Think NoHep this World Hepatitis Day Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, which takes place annually on July 28, John W. Ward, director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, discusses CDC’s global efforts to control viral hepatitis, including the agency’s support for the implementation of the WHO…

Members Of Congress Failed To Acknowledge Threat Of Zika In U.S.

Wall Street Journal: Zika Funding: What If Political Gridlock Isn’t Why Congress Hasn’t Acted? Ron Klain, external adviser to the Skoll Global Threats Fund “How did something that should have been uncontroversial — relatively modest funding to fight a new infectious disease in the U.S. — become so hard that…

More Than One-Fifth Of U.S. Zika Cases Imported From Dominican Republic

Kaiser Health News/PBS NewsHour: How a Caribbean island became prime source of U.S. Zika cases “…Visitors to the Dominican Republic account for more than a fifth of the confirmed Zika cases in the U.S. through mid-July, according to data from state health departments. New York, Florida, and California alone tally…

CGD Blog Post Discusses 3 Key Takeaways From White House Global Development Summit

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: My Three Takeaways on the White House Summit on Global Development Cindy Huang, visiting policy fellow at CGD, discusses three key takeaways from panelists who spoke at last week’s White House Summit on Global Development. She highlights the advancement of development as…

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