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Cholera Outbreak

Has Haiti's Cholera Epidemic Become a Permanent Problem?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.12.2017 | World
The Conversation US

Ten months a massive earthquake, Haiti was stricken with an outbreak of cholera, a deadly diarrheal disease. Though the number of cholera cases has decreased from a peak of approximately 25,000 cases per month, it is likely that thousands are still falling ill.

Nine Dead In Cholera Outbreak In South Sudan Capital

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact

(Adds quotes, details) By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 19 (Reuters) - Cholera has broken out in the capital of South Sudan whe...

Mexican Cholera Outbreak Spreads To 159 Confirmed Cases

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in central Mexico has risen to 159 confirmed cases and spread to four states as well as the capit...

Rudy's Armor: A Cholera Vaccine in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Jason Hayes

To Rudy Laurent and his family, cholera seemed to be everywhere. Now, Laurent has a little bit of armor. In his wallet he carries a vaccination card; in his blood he carries two antigens (cell parts that spur our immune system to build antibodies) made in Hyderabad, India.

Nigerian Cholera Epidemic: Over 1,500 Killed

The Guardian | David Smith and Agencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Zero cholera! - How to stop the spread in Haiti

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Oxfam's aggressive approach to stopping cholera in Haiti includes going from field to field with important information to help farmers stay healthy. ...

Haiti's Candidate Michel Martelly Talks About the Election, Fraud, and the Future

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

During a forty-minute interview, Haitian presidential candidate Michel Martelly discussed the election, the results of which are to be announced today by the country's Permanent Electoral Council.

Haiti: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (VIDEO)

Walden Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Walden Davis


Faith In A Time Of Cholera

Kent Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Annan

I hope that faith can sometimes consist of finding nothing left to pray except to echo the words of the one I call savior, and loudly scream or softly whisper or pitifully wonder: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken them?"

CDC Says Haiti's Cholera Due to "One Event"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

SAINT-MARC, HAITI-- OCTOBER 25, 2010-Evca Dormevil, 5, of Grande-Saline Douin rests on a cot with tear streaked cheeks as she receives fluids through ...

Chasing Cholera: A Report from Artibonite, Haiti

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Here in Gonaives, it's often hard to tell the living from the dead. So many are somewhere in between, their bodies limp and pupils rolled back in their skulls.

Haiti: Testimony From Camp Corail as Cholera Looms

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

While Haiti was spared severe wind damage from Hurricane Tomas, flooding killed eight people and threatens to worsen a serious cholera epidemic. 1.3 m...

Everyone has Cholera on Their Mind

Susana Ferreira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susana Ferreira

It's been nearly a week now since the first cholera cases were detected in a rural area north of Port-au-Prince, and in the days following a major public information and prevention campaign has been launched.

What South Africa's Water Trial Can Teach Us About Health Care For All

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Let's hope that the Constitutional Court and the U.S. court of public opinion come to the right conclusion and accept responsibility for essential services.

Zimbabwe's Poor Healthcare System Causing Humanitarian Crisis

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
NYCity News Service

The collapse of Zimbabwe's health system has created a humanitarian crisis where people are already suffering from a crippling hyperinflation and severe food, fuel and currency shortages.

South Africa Cholera Fears Spread As Zimbabwe Refugees Evicted

Mail and Guardian | NOSIMILO NDLOVU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Humanitarian organisations assisting Zimbabwean refugees in Musina have warned that the closure of the showground -- a large open field near the borde...

Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Getting Worse

CNN | Nkepile Mabuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The outbreak -- one of the world's largest, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) -- is only getting worse, and could be a stepping-stone t...

As Obama Urges Action on Zimbabwe, Health Crisis Worsens

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

As hopeful rhetoric permeates US leadership, Zimbabwe's health crisis is taking a turn for the worse. The average life expectancy has plummeted from 62 in the early 1990s to 36 today.

Zimbabwe Cholera Death Toll Tops 3,000

Mail and Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A total of 3 028 people are now known to have died from the water-borne disease while 57 702 have been affected, the organisation said in its latest u...

1,500 Dead As Cholera Rages On In Zimbabwe; Disease Spreads to South Africa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HARARE - The deadly cholera epidemic had spread to all the ten provinces of Zimbabwe and killed a total of 1 518 people by Christmas Day, the World H...

Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Spills Into Neighboring Countries

Washington Post | Karin Brulliard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUSINA, South Africa -- Zimbabwe's crumbling economy and services have transformed this South African border town into a teeming district of shoppers,...

Zimbabwe Health Crisis a Regional Problem

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

A complete collapse of Zimbabwe's health system and sanitation infrastructure has given way to a major cholera epidemic spreading throughout the country. Raw sewage is running in the streets, and medicine is unavailable.

Zimbabwe Asks For International Help To Tackle Cholera Outbreak

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zimbabwe's government has asked for urgent international help to tackle its cholera outbreak, the World Health Organisation has said. At a meeting ...

"Another Desperate Plea from a Trapped Zimbabwean"

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

How do we begin to change human behavior around the globe to convince our leaders to stop and help in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe Health Crisis "A Disaster of Unimaginable Proportions"

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jirair Ratevosian

This weekend, a group including... Kofi Annan and former U.S. President Carter had to cancel a humanitarian assessment visit to Zimbabwe when the Mugabe government refused them visas.