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U.S. Senate To Take Procedural Vote On Republican-Backed Zika Funding Agreement

CQ HealthBeat: Monday: Troubled Zika Response Funding and Spending Bill Woes “…[The House conference report (HR 2577) approved last week a] $1.1 billion funding level for Zika response efforts but Democrats object to funding offsets that transfer existing unspent funds and are keenly upset over limits on distribution of funding…

World Bank To Provide Additional $150M To Bangladesh To Improve Health Sector

Reuters: Bangladesh gets $150 million from World Bank for health “The World Bank said on Sunday it has approved $150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh’s health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to $508.9 million. The support will help the…

NPR’s TED Radio Hour Examines Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts

NPR: How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms? In this TED Radio Hour show, “Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa. … Thaler’s 2008 bestseller, Nudge, (co-written with Cass Sunstein) explores how concepts…

U.N. SG Ban Calls For Effective Response To Illicit Drug Use, Trade With ‘Focus On Health, Human Rights, Sustainable Development’

U.N. News Centre: On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response “Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon Sunday] called for ‘a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate, and humane,’ to the challenges posed by the world…

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