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WHO/PAHO Release Updated Zika Strategic Response Plan, Call For $121.9M In Funding

Reuters: WHO says 122 million dollars needed for global response to Zika virus
“Almost $122 million is needed to prevent and manage the medical complications of the Zika virus spreading throughout the Americas and causing birth defects in babies, the World Health Organization said on Friday…” (Kelland, 6/17).

VOA News: WHO Launches $121 Million Plan to Combat Zika Virus
“…WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said the response to Zika requires an integrated approach that places support for women and girls of child-bearing age at its core…” (Schlein, 6/17).

U.N. News Centre: New Zika response strategy to focus on preventing, managing medical complications — U.N. health agency
“…The Zika Strategic Response Plan from July 2016 to December 2017 would place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection, requiring $121.9 million for its effective implementation, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (6/17).

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