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U.S. State Department Calls On Private Sector To Develop Tools To Prevent, Treat Zika

Devex: U.S. government looks to private sector for Zika tools “The U.S. State Department is reaching out to private sector partners to help the Obama administration devise new tools to control and treat the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. On Wednesday, the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships…

U.S. Must Continue Leadership Role In Financing End Of AIDS Epidemic

Devex: Funding the end of an epidemic: #WhyNow? True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight “…[The funding needed to reach the goal of 90-90-90 by 2020] will be a combination of public and private investments, from increases in domestic financing from implementing countries, and donors like the…

Absence Of Funding For Zika Efforts Could Delay Public Health Responses To Virus

New York Times: Congress Takes a Vacation Without Doing Anything About Zika Editorial Board “Members of Congress are leaving Washington for seven weeks without passing a bill to pay for the fight against Zika. Their failure to do so will delay the public health response to the mosquito-borne virus that…

Obama Administration Officials Send Letter Urging Congress To Approve Zika Funding

Associated Press: Inaction on Zika funding likely to delay vaccine testing “The Obama administration on Tuesday cautioned top lawmakers that continued gridlock over legislation to combat the Zika virus could delay research and development of a vaccine to protect against Zika and tests to detect it. The warning came in…

Low Risk Of Zika Spreading In Most Countries Due To Olympic Games Travel, CDC Says; Colombia Sees Much Lower Numbers Of Zika-Related Fetal Deformities Than Brazil

Associated Press: Low risk in all but 4 countries of Olympics-related Zika “The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government estimate…” (7/13). Bloomberg: Finally, Some…

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