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Reuters Publishes Articles Examining Zika In Brazil, Angola, Lack Of Diagnostic Test

Reuters: Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair “Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children…” (Marcelino/Steenhuysen, 10/17). Reuters: Zika in Africa: Rare birth…

USAID Administrator Highlights U.S. Development Efforts In Central America During Remarks

USAID: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America In remarks at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, USAID Administrator Mark Green discusses USAID’s approach to development in Central America, highlighting U.S. efforts to provide food…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 343 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including a news article on the Global Fund’s announcement that it will donate $5 million to Venezuela…

HRW Consultant Discusses Lack Of Support Services For Families Impacted By Zika In Brazil

Human Rights Watch: Brazil Should Not Forget the Zika Families João Guilherme Bieber, consultant at HRW’s Environment and Human Rights Division, discusses the impact of the Zika outbreak in Brazil. Bieber writes, “[F]amilies raising children with congenital Zika syndrome don’t have the support they need, much less services that protect…

U.S. VP Pence Announces $48M In Additional Aid For Venezuelan Refugee Response

Devex: U.S. pledges additional $48M for Venezuela crisis “United States Vice President Mike Pence announced an additional $48 million in U.S. funding for the regional response to Venezuelan refugees and migrants on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York…” (Welsh, 9/26).

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