Health
New York: The UN is supporting efforts by the Haitian Government to contain an outbreak of cholera following the confirmation of a positive case and the identification of other suspected cases around the capital, Port-au-Prince. In a statement issued on Monday, the UN chief said it was essential for all stakeholders to "work together in this time of crisis". more
Syria: Cholera outbreak is ‘serious threat’ to whole Middle East

New York: The official declaration of a cholera outbreak in the Aleppo region of Syria at the weekend, represents “a serious threat to people in Syria”, and the whole Middle E ...

Haiti cholera outbreak ‘stopped in its tracks’

New York : After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, this week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of th ...

World Health Organization reports 60 per cent drop in cholera in 2018

New York: International action to drive down cholera led to a 60 per cent decrease in cases in 2018, compared with the previous year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thurs ...

Cholera prevention efforts underway to protect millions in Sudan’s Khartoum state

New York: A campaign has got underway to prevent the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak to Sudan’s populous Khartoum state, home to more than eight million people, UN medics said o ...

Amid ‘unprecedented combination’ of epidemics, UN and partners begin cholera vaccination campaign in DR Congo

New Delhi, May 28 (JEN): Amid what global Vaccine Alliance Gavi is calling an “unprecedented combination” of epidemics, the UN and partners are supporting  the Government ...

WHO supports Zimbabwe with 1.4 million vaccinations to beat cholera outbreak

New York, The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Zimbabwe’s efforts to begin vaccinating 1.4 million people against a new deadly outbreak of cholera, beginning on Wednesd ...

Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic

New York: A deadly attack on one of the last functioning hospitals in Yemen in the key port city of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of people at risk and damaged efforts to prevent ...

Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic

New York: A deadly attack on one of the last functioning hospitals in Yemen in the key port city of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of people at risk and damaged efforts to prevent ...

Largest-ever global response to cholera targets 2 million people in Africa

New York: The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recen ...