Cholera

Haiti’s cholera cases likely to increase significantly, UN relief official says

As data collection improves in communities affected by the cholera outbreak in Haiti, the number of reported cases is expected to rise significantly, the top United Nations relief official there said today.

UNICEF launches hygiene awareness campaign to help combat cholera in Cameroon

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has begun a public awareness campaign about hygiene at primary schools across northern Cameroon in a bid to stem an outbreak of cholera that has killed hundreds of people.

Afghan cholera outbreak under control, says UN health agency

The cholera outbreak that started earlier this month in central Afghanistan is now under control, the United Nations and its partners reported today, stressing that early detection and collaboration among key actors were key to averting a public health crisis.

UN aid agencies responding to cholera outbreak in West Africa

An outbreak of cholera in the three neighbouring West African countries of Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger has infected nearly 4,000 people and killed more than 260 others since May, the United Nations health agency reported today, blaming the epidemic on poor hygiene and inadequate access to clean water.

As cholera outbreak hits Cameroon, UN agencies send medical supplies

Five United Nations humanitarian agencies are rushing medical supplies and other materials to northern Cameroon, where the country’s worst outbreak of cholera in six years has already claimed at least 155 lives.

UN health agency stresses good hygiene to prevent cholera spread in Benin

Officials from the United Nations health agency and the Beninese Government are urging the West African nation’s citizens to be extra vigilant in observing good hygiene amid a recent cholera outbreak that has already claimed several lives.