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U.S. Response To Public Health Crises, Including Zika, ‘Fragmented, Underfunded’

The Conversation: U.S. response to Zika: Fragmented and uneven Scott L. Greer, associate professor at the University of Michigan “…[W]ho is in charge during a public health crisis [in the U.S.]? Formally, a wide variety of local governments under the aegis of states. But because public health in the U.S.…

Zika Likely Spreading Undetected In Haiti, Experts Say

NPR: Why The Low Zika Numbers In Haiti Might Be Wrong “The Dominican Republic has identified nearly 1,000 pregnant women suspected of being infected with the Zika virus. Haiti, which shares the same island, has identified only 22. … Doctors at public, private, and religious hospitals say they’re seeing an…

Prioritizing Women’s Rights Should ‘Be At The Center’ Of Zika Response

The Hill: Zika and the inter-connected fate of women’s rights Caitlin Horrigan, associate director of global advocacy for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Michelle Dixon, co-director of the Global Progressive Hub “…Adequately resourcing the Zika fight is not just an American women’s rights issue, it’s a global one.…

U.N.-Led Funding For Haiti Cholera Response Down This Year, As Disease Case Numbers Rise

Reuters: Cholera blamed on U.N. peacekeepers surges in Haiti as funding vanishes “U.N.-led foreign funding has dried up for Haiti’s fight against cholera, thought to have been introduced by Nepali peacekeepers, triggering a surge of deaths this year even as the global body vowed to help overcome the epidemic. ……

Al Jazeera’s ‘Rewind’ Looks At Cholera In Haiti, Accountability For Outbreak

Al Jazeera: Rewind: Haiti in a Time of Cholera “Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the past decade. We find out what happened to some of…