Health

Mental health care in emergencies ‘not an optional luxury’: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Mental illnesses are the world’s leading cause of disability affecting millions and, even during a humanitarian crisis, treating them is not an optional luxury, experts said before a World Bank/World Health Organization meeting on the issue in Washington this week. Reuters: Health News

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Congress sends Obama bill on Zika drug development

(Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to provide financial incentives to companies developing treatments for the Zika virus, and the White House said President Barack Obama was expected to sign the legislation although it is insufficient to meet the challenge. Reuters: Health News

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