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Al Jazeera: Feeding India’s future: Why malnutrition is bad for the economy (Sanghera, 9/3). DW: Putting the brakes on population growth (8/30). Fortune: ‘Contagious and Dangerous’: As Measles Cases Soar in Europe, Officials Wage a War Against Online Disinformation (Warner, 9/1). The Guardian: Sewage, Zika virus – and the team in Brazil mapping…

Author Of New Book Discusses History Of Mosquitoes, Diseases They Carry

New York Times: The Mosquitoes Are Coming for Us Timothy C. Winegard, author of “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator” “…Mosquitoes are our apex predator … Flying solo, the mosquito does not directly harm anyone. It is the diseases she transmits that cause an endless barrage of…

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CIDRAP News: Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots (Roos, 7/9). CIDRAP News: Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016 (Soucheray, 7/9). Devex: What does the commitment to green U.K. aid mean in practice? (Root, 7/10). The Guardian: Device could bring both solar power…

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Al Jazeera: Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse (Brigida, 7/7). Associated Press: Rights group calls Duterte’s drug war crime against humanity (Gomez, 7/8). Associated Press: U.N. rights chief ‘appalled’ by conditions in U.S. for migrants (Keaten, 7/8). Associated Press: U.N. report: 464,000 people killed in homicides in…

Zika Remains Threat Worldwide, Researchers Warn

New York Times: The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here’s What Experts Know. “…As health officials struggled to halt its spread, the [Zika] virus galloped through Latin America and the Caribbean [in 2016] and eventually reached the United States, sickening more than 200 people in Florida and Texas and…

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CBS News: First diagnostic test for Zika virus gets FDA’s OK to market (Gibson, 5/29). CIDRAP News: Six new Saudi MERS cases as study shows virus infecting Bactrian camels (Schnirring, 5/28). Inter Press Service: A Call for Concrete Changes to Achieve a More Gender Equal World (Zeid, 5/29). MedPage Today:…

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Associated Press: AP Exclusive: Sackler foreign firm caught up in opioid probe (Galofaro/D’Emilio, 5/29). Devex: Global Financing Facility prepares for leadership shake-up (Edwards, 5/29). Devex: Q&A: Igniting the power of girls and women in global health (5/29). Devex: Child hunger threatens Africa’s economy, report says (Root, 5/28). Homeland Preparedness News:…

GAO Report Examines U.S. Zika Response, Recommends USAID Improve Tracking Funds, Planning Responses, Building Partnerships

Bloomberg Law: U.S. Zika Response Held Up by Agency Missteps, Lack of Planning “Federal review of international Zika response finds USAID lacked important partnerships…” (Kay, 5/15). Homeland Preparedness News: GAO recommends USAID improve fund tracking, response planning “Though efforts by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have helped many…

GAO Report Examines U.S. Emergency Assistance For Zika, Recommends USAID Improve Funds Tracking, Response Planning

Government Accountability Office: Emergency Assistance for Zika: USAID Supported Activities Overseas but Could Improve Funds Tracking and Response Planning This GAO report discusses emergency assistance for Zika, examining the status of USAID and State Department funding for the U.S. Zika response overseas, activities supported by these funds, implementation challenges, and…

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Al Jazeera: Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives (Bazley, 4/1). CNN: Many Japanese moms-to-be don’t gain enough weight, and experts say that could cause lasting problems (Scutti, 4/1). Devex: Australia’s federal budget: Impacts for Australian aid (Cornish, 4/2). Devex: How community health workers can address the growing NCD…