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Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding Zika Virus

White House Blog: The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know
Amy Pope, deputy assistant to the president for homeland security, answers “some questions that many Americans may have about the Zika disease and who it could impact…” (2/8).

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Another Emergency Funding Request for Global Health. Can’t We Do Better?
Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs and director of global health policy at CGD, discusses the Obama administration’s request to Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to support the Zika response, writing, “The U.S. government needs to lead and invest permanently in public health preparedness and outbreak response, both domestically and overseas. Ditch the ad hoc interagency task forces and emergency budget requests. Instead, let’s get our act together and build a whole-of-government permanent response…” (2/8).

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: Zika Virus and Reproductive Health Access in Latin America
Catherine Powell, fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, discusses the Zika virus and its implications for women’s rights and access to reproductive health services in Latin America (2/8).

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ‘I wish we knew more … I wish we could do more,’ a White House request, and more, We’re reading about Zika virus, and the questions it raises
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses news surrounding the Zika virus, including CDC Director Tom Frieden’s remarks on what is needed to control the spread of the virus; a White House announcement on a planned request for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to respond to the virus; and a piece by J. Stephen Morrison, director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on the responsibilities of the WHO in its Zika response (2/8).

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