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 responses to these challenges. GAO found that USAID did not “track Zika funding by country and took longer than desired to get response efforts launched in some countries” and recommended that USAID should “(1) take steps to ensure it is able to compile funding information by country for future infectious disease emergency responses and (2) take steps to improve its infectious disease response planning” (5/13).