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March 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The March 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Zika virus in Brazil, and global nutrition and health (March 2016).

Lack Of Record-Keeping, Poor Prenatal Care Complicate Research On Possible Associations Between Zika, Birth Defects

Washington Post: Zika epidemic uncovers Brazil’s hidden birth-defect problem “…Many doctors, though, say that the jump [in Brazil’s reports of microcephaly cases] is largely illusory — based on massive underreporting of microcephaly and other birth defects in Brazil. What’s more, this poor record-keeping reflects much larger public health problems here:…

Using Ebola Funds To Pay For Zika Response Would Damage Global Health Security

U.S. News & World Report: Don’t Use Ebola Funds to Fight Zika Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health, and Gabriella Meltzer, research associate for global health, both at the Council on Foreign Relations “…[U.S. President Barack] Obama, who requested $1.9 billion in anti-Zika emergency supplemental funds last week, has…

Rep. Pelosi Urges U.S. House Action On Zika Supplemental Spending Bill; Senate Approves Measure Making Experimental Zika Vaccines Eligible For FDA Priority Review

CQ HealthBeat: Zika Supplemental Pressure; House Budget Waits “…House budget planners have developed a fiscal 2017 budget resolution but a vote on the measure has been deferred until next month (listen to CQ podcast on delay details). A separate fiscal 2016 supplemental spending bill seeking funds for a Zika virus…