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HHS Secretary Burwell Discusses U.S. Zika Response, Funding At Forum; Kaiser Health News Examines How Funding Will Help Address Epidemic In U.S., Abroad

The Atlantic: What Happened While America Waited for Zika Funding “… ‘Did [the Zika funding] delay cause harm? Did that set you back?’ Jonathan Karl, ABC News’s chief White House correspondent, asked the secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, on Thursday at the Washington Ideas Forum, an…

U.S. Issues Travel Advisory For SE Asia As Thailand Reports First Cases Of Zika-Linked Microcephaly; U.S. Health Official Says Zika-Related Birth Defects Likely Will Be Higher Than Anticipated

Agence France-Presse: First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly “Thai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia’s first confirmed case of a link between the sickness and the birth defect…” (9/30). Associated Press: Thailand…

Devex Speaks To Experts About Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s $3B Pledge To End Disease

Devex: How should Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan spend $3B to end disease? “…For now, details on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which was launched in December are still limited. But its ambitions from education to global health have launched new conversations about where funds are most needed. Chan Zuckerberg Science…

Kaiser Health News/NPR Examine U.S. FDA’s Priority Review Voucher Program

Kaiser Health News/NPR: Are Golden Tickets That Speed Drugs Through FDA Worthwhile? “…Members of Congress, the pharmaceutical industry, and rare disease advocates have passionately supported [priority review] vouchers as a way to spur development of drugs for rare and neglected diseases. But skeptics, including FDA officials and some academics, have…

WHO Official Says Polio Will Be Eradicated Despite Setback In Nigeria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Polio will be eradicated Michael Zaffran, director of polio eradication for the World Health Organization, writes that Nigeria’s recently reported cases of poliovirus are “a setback in the global effort to eradicate polio once and for all. But as Nigeria is again classified…

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s $3B Pledge To ‘End All Illness,’ Other Philanthropic Money Helps Fill Gaps In Government Funding

Science: The boldness of philanthropists David Baltimore, Nobel Prize winner, president emeritus of and professor at the California Institute of Technology “Last week, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced their new philanthropic initiative with the goal of ‘curing, preventing, and managing all diseases by the end of the century.’ ……

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