More than a million people are being vaccinated in phase 2 of a huge cholera vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This cholera vaccination campaign in the 4 central provinces of the DRC is crucial to stop the disease from gaining a permanent foothold.
Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 people, the disease is back and spreading fast in the Houthi-held port city of Hudaydah; a target of continued air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition to regain control of the city.
World Health Assembly delegates on Wednesday agreed on an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – with a… Read More ›
Over 530 suspected cases of cholera, claiming some 23 lives, have been registered in Nigeria’s Borno state, says UN relief wing
Over 530 suspected cases of cholera, claiming some 23 lives, have been registered in Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported on Wednesday. According to a flash update issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),… Read More ›
The country is on the brink of famine, with over 60 per cent of the population not knowing where their next meal will come from. Nearly 2 milllion Yemeni children are acutely malnourished. Malnutrition makes them more susceptible to cholera; diseases create more malnutrition