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Trump Administration’s Expanded Mexico City Policy, Proposed Budget Cuts Could Harm Prevention, Treatment Efforts For Zika, Other Infectious Diseases In U.S., Abroad

Yahoo News: U.S. Zika fears rise as Trump proposes foreign aid cuts
“…[G]lobal health experts warn that [Zika] and [other diseases] like it will be much more difficult to contain in the future as Trump moves ahead with the reenactment and expansion of the Mexico City policy, a ruling that blocks U.S. federal funding for [foreign] NGOs and agencies that provide abortion counseling or referrals in any way. … [U]nlike prior policies under Republican administrations, Trump’s plan includes cuts to all global health assistance, not just reproductive health. … And experts say the results could be devastating…” (Conley, 6/6).

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