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Minister Obadiah Moyo Blames Ian Smith’s Pipes For Cholera Outbreak

Minister Obadiah Moyo Blames Ian Smith’s Pipes For Cholera Outbreak

The Minister Of Health, Obadiah Moyo on Thursday afternoon appeared to blame the late former Prime Minister, Ian Smith for the ongoing Cholera outbreak. Speaking to the Senate Thursday afternoon, Obadiah Moyo said “Cholera is caused by drinking our own faeces when they have entered our mouths. The sewers, the way in which they were […]

Cholera – 59 Confirmed, 26 Negative Cases Among 172 Patients Hospitalized Since August 7th

Cholera – 59 Confirmed, 26 Negative Cases Among 172 Patients Hospitalized Since August 7th

Algiers — The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform underlined that out of the 172 hospitalized patients since August 7th, a total of 59 cases of cholera have been confirmed and 26 cases were negative until 27 August 2018, according to a ministerial communiqué. The distribution of confirmed cases by province are as follows: […]

Dozens of cases of cholera confirmed in Algeria

Dozens of cases of cholera confirmed in Algeria

Dozens of cases of cholera have been reported in Algiers since mid-August. Health authorities, who spoke initially of gastroenteritis, are accused of trying to hide the information from the public. Forty-one cases have been confirmed in Algiers and its surrounding areas, announced the health minister in a press conference on August 23. One of the […]

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti

The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has partnered with Haitian Agencies to combat cholera by providing clean water The United Nations deputy chief today called on Member States to fund the Organization’s new strategy to counter cholera in Haiti, stressing that the initiative is facing a critical shortage of resources. “Without additional resources, the […]

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen – UNICEF

As the outbreak of cholera in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming rate – with terrible impact on children – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for immediate support to enable the country’s health workers respond or risk even more deaths from the deadly disease. In a statement yesterday, Meritxell Relaño, the […]

Cyclone Dineo – Over 200 Cases of Cholera Reported in Mozambique

Cyclone Dineo – Over 200 Cases of Cholera Reported in Mozambique

Along with the havoc wreaked by tropical storm Dineo, Mozambique has also been hit by a cholera epidemic, with 216 confirmed cases of the diarrhoeal disease and one death in three cities, radio station VOA Portugues reported on Thursday. The capital Maputo, currently experiencing water shortages and rationing, is one of the affected cities. The […]

Central African Republic – Inside the Cholera Epidemic

Central African Republic – Inside the Cholera Epidemic

The little mud house is surrounded by four fresh graves. Actually, they can hardly be called graves. They are just mounds of earth, hastily built when the family members started dying of a then unknown disease. By DIDIER MARTIAL PABANDJI. “It all started when 11- year-old Claude, the second youngest of my seven children, started […]

Cholera Cases Multiply As Cost of Clean Water Skyrockets in South Sudan Capital

Cholera Cases Multiply As Cost of Clean Water Skyrockets in South Sudan Capital

Cholera cases are rapidly increasing in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, as the cost of clean water skyrockets amid a worsening economic crisis. 33 people have died in Juba alone including seven children under five, with 700 more people infected with the deadly and contagious disease. Zlatko Gegic, Country Director for Oxfam in South Sudan, said: […]

Cholera Kills 32 in South Sudan, Education Key to Stemming Outbreak

Cholera Kills 32 in South Sudan, Education Key to Stemming Outbreak

A cholera outbreak in war-torn South Sudan has killed at least 32 people, a fifth of them children under five, and schools have a major role to play in stemming the spread of the disease, the United Nations said on Tuesday. More than 700 cholera cases have been reported in the capital Juba and Bor, […]

Cholera Outbreak Kills 18 in South Sudan

Cholera Outbreak Kills 18 in South Sudan

South Sudan’s government has declared cholera outbreak in the capital city, where at least 18 people died and 171 cases were confirmed. “After subjecting those [suspected] cases to analysis … we confirm beyond doubt that there is an outbreak of cholera in Juba,” Health Minister Dr Riek Gai Kok told journalists in Juba on Tuesday. […]

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