Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama&;s $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president&039;s request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika.

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Congo says aims to vaccinate 11.6 mln against yellow fever

Handout of staff of the Teaching Hospital receive the first vaccination treatment for yellow fever in El Geneina, West Darfur(Reuters) – A campaign to vaccinate 11.6 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo against yellow fever will start on July 20, the health minister said on Monday. Health Minister Felix Kabange said the aim was to cover everyone in the capital Kinshasa and the provinces of Kwango, Lualaba and Kasai, except children under 9 months. (Reporting by Amedee Mwarabu Kiboko and; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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Singapore Airlines flight returns to Changi, catches fire, no casualties

A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire early on Monday after returning to Singapore’s Changi airport following an engine oil warning message, but all passengers were safe, the airline and airport officials said. The aircraft’s right engine caught fire after the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, touched down at Changi airport at around 6:50 am (2250 GMT). Emergency services put out the fire and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board, a SIA statement said.
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Bangladesh gets $150 million from World Bank for health

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the IMF and World Bank annual meeting in TokyoThe World Bank said on Sunday it has approved $150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh&;s health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to $508.9 million. The support will help the government address health sector challenges, including sustaining and improving immunization coverage, improving deliveries for pregnant women at public health facilities and tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, the World Bank said in a statement. Bangladesh has reduced under-five child mortality by 29 percent between 2007 and 2014, and during the same period, births attended by medically trained professionals increased from 21 percent to 42 percent.

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