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Mail & Guardian Examines Zika Virus’s Impacts, Mysterious Decline

Mail & Guardian: Zika virus: still no clear answers “…[In 2015,] Brazil, then the rest of the Americas, braced for disaster, as a newly vicious strain of the Zika virus was carried by mosquitoes inexorably north. … [W]hile epidemiologists and public health experts in Brazil are glad the [congenital Zika…

Major Flooding In U.S., Africa, Asia Brings Health Risks

CNN: The hidden health dangers of flooding “…The health concerns that floodwater can bring include physical and mental challenges. … [Floodwater is] often contaminated with sewage and chemicals and can hide sharp objects made of metal or glass. … Floodwater can also carry disease. That’s a serious problem in developing…

World Bank’s Efforts To End Extreme Poverty Benefit Americans

The Hill: Born out of war, World Bank is beacon of security around globe William Danvers, special representative for international affairs at the World Bank “…[The World Bank’s] work continues to deliver concrete and measurable benefits that translate into greater economic security and stability, for Americans. … Financing human capital…

Humanitarian Aid Seen As Essential To Curb Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic, Now Largest Worldwide

Associated Press: Yemen’s civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground “…Yemen’s raging two-year conflict has turned the country into an incubator for lethal cholera: primitive sanitation and water systems put Yemenis at risk of drinking feces-contaminated water; wells are dirtied by runoff from rainfall on piles of garbage left…

WHO DG Tedros Discusses Agency’s Priorities In Foreign Affairs Interview

Foreign Affairs: Global Health Gets a Checkup “…In May, the WHO’s member countries elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as its new director general. A malaria researcher, Tedros, as he is known, served as the health minister of Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012 and as foreign minister from 2012 to 2016. He…

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