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Images: How Yemen struggles against cholera

Yemen cholera

Cholera continues to spread in Yemen, causing more than 390,000 suspected cases of the disease and more than 1,800 deaths since April 27, 2017. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners are responding to the cholera outbreak in Yemen, working closely with UNICEF, local health authorities and others to treat the sick and stop the spread of the disease. ...

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Cholera in Yemen: Crisis requires unprecedented response – UN

Yemen cholera

Yemen is experiencing one of the world’s worst cholera outbreaks in the midst of a large scale conflict that has crippled vital health facilities. In the last three months almost 400,000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1,900 associated deaths have been recorded. The country is also on the brink of famine, with nearly two million Yemeni children acutely malnourished. More ...

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Yemen cholera outbreak worst in the world – WHO, UNICEF

Cholera Yemen

The deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen is the direct consequence of two years of heavy conflict, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have said. In a joint statement issued on Saturday, June 24, 2017, Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF and Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO stated that, due to the conflict,  collapsing health, ...

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Cholera kills 80 in Zamfara

Cholera

Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State, Alhaji Suleiman Gummi, has said no fewer than 80 people were killed by a cholera outbreak in the state in the last one month. The commissioner told newsmen on Tuesday, March 14 2017 in Gusau, the state capital, that 500 others were currently receiving treatment at various health facilities in the state. He said ...

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60 million people endangered as El Niño threatens

El-Niño

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño El Niño is a warming of the central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean which affects rainfall patterns and temperatures in many parts of the world but most intensely in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, and ...

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