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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…

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Al Jazeera: 10 years and 9 kilos: Child starvation takes its toll in Yemen (Gupta, 3/22). Devex: Q&A: Why the world needs science and partnerships to tackle TB (3/22). The Guardian: ‘The country could fall apart’: drought and despair in Afghanistan (Ratcliffe, 3/25). The Guardian: The drugs don’t work: what…

U.S., International Health Officials Easing Zika-Related Travel Warnings

Washington Post: As Zika danger wanes, travel warnings are eased for pregnant women “U.S. and international health officials are easing warnings against travel to regions with Zika virus because the threat has diminished markedly since the virus began to sweep across the globe four years ago. The World Health Organization…

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SciDev.Net: Study taps genes in sewage to track drug resistance (Buguzi, 3/20). Vox: How deadly pathogens have escaped the lab — over and over again (Piper, 3/20).  

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Al Jazeera: 19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness (Javaid, 3/8). CBS News: “Our children are forgotten”: Zika’s devastating impact lingers 3 years later (Adams, 3/8). Financial Times: Chile’s sugary food fight echoes around the world (Jacobs, 3/10). The Guardian: China database lists ‘breedready’ status of 1.8 million women…

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Agence France-Presse: Sri Lanka in bold bid to flush out open defecation (3/5). Agence France-Presse: Survivor antibody clears path for new Ebola vaccine (3/4). Agence France-Presse: Niger launches campaign to protect 6 mn children from meningitis (3/5). Al Jazeera: Colombia border hospitals struggle with Venezuelan migrant influx (Grattan, 3/5). CIDRAP…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Humanitarian, Health Situation In Venezuela

Wall Street Journal: Aid Showdown in Venezuela Editorial Board “The fight for democracy in Venezuela has retreated from the front pages, but an important moment arrives Saturday when thousands of Venezuelan exiles will try to deliver food and medical supplies to their suffering compatriots. … Dictator Nicolás Maduro may try…

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