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CSIS Global Health Policy Center Director Discusses Obama Administration’s Decision On Zika Funding, Potential Implications

Center for Strategic & International Studies: The Delayed Battle with Zika, with Hands Tied
In this “Critical Questions” piece, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president at CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, answers questions about the Obama administration’s recent decision to re-program $589 million in funding for other health issues to the Zika response and potential implications of the decision. Morrison concludes, “Sadly, given budgetary realities on Capitol Hill, it is likely that no consideration of any long-term Zika funding will be possible until after our national elections in early November” (4/7).

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