Zika Emergency Funding Request

Letter to Senators Cochran, Mikulski, Blunt and Murray, and Representatives Rogers, Lowey, Cole and DeLauro

February 12, 2016


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On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we are writing in support of the President's $1.8 billion emergency funding request and for sustained federal funding related to responding to the Zika virus via public health programs. The effects on fetuses and newborns, including the devastating effects on the developing fetal brain, is a major health concern related to Zika infection. The health of women, infants and children is central to our mission, and we believe that the response by the government at home and abroad is essential to ensure that the American people are protected.