Posts Tagged ‘Zika’

A year in review: The top stories in global health innovation that shaped 2016

This guest post was written by Kat Kelley, Senior Program Assistant at Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), and originally appeared on GHTC’s website. 2016 was a year that ushered in significant shifts in the global health landscape. We witnessed the waning of the Ebola epidemic and the waxing of the Zika outbreak; important leadership changes…

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CDC at the Forefront of the Fight Against Zika Virus

This guest post was provided by GHC Partner, Aid & International Development Forum The 2015-16 Zika epidemic has seen the virus spread throughout South America and into Central and North America. In February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The virus’ symptoms in adults tend to be relatively mild and…

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Funding to Fight Zika

On Thursday, May 12, the Senate reached a bipartisan deal to fund the fight against Zika at $1.1 billion. The funding package will be an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the Senate floor next week. Two additional amendments to fund the Zika response…

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Funding by crisis is no cure for global health threats

This blog was cross-posted from Global Health Technologies Coalition, and written by Stephen Higgs, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Erin Will Morton, GHTC.  April showers bring standing pools of water, the onset of mosquito season, and a new wariness of getting bitten. In 1999, we were caught off guard when the West Nile virus first appeared…

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Combating Zika and Future Threats – A Grand Challenge for Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invites global problem solvers to answer the call for groundbreaking ideas to enhance our ability to respond to the current Zika outbreak and generate cutting-edge technologies and approaches that better prepare the world to address the disease threats of tomorrow. The Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge will invest…

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CDC Released New and Updated Interim Zika Guidelines

CDC has issued  “Interim Guidelines for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus” and “Updated Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.” Access the Guidelines Here: “Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016” “Update: Interim Guidelines…

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