Renowned US doctor appointed to support UN efforts to eliminate cholera in Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed renowned United States physician Paul Farmer to help galvanize support to eliminate cholera in Haiti, where the disease has already claimed over 7,750 lives.

UN launches new initiative to eliminate cholera in Haiti and Dominican Republic

The United Nations today announced a new initiative to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two nations that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

Kenya: UN agency combats public health threats at world’s largest refugee camp

The United Nations refugee agency has launched extensive health measures to combat an outbreak of jaundice in the world’s largest refugee camp, located in northern Kenya.

UN health agency scaling up response to Sierra Leone cholera outbreak

Efforts to respond to the ongoing cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone are being ramped up as fatalities from the water and food-borne disease continue to increase, the United Nations health agency today reported.

Rain and floods to worsen cholera epidemic in West Africa, warn UN agencies

The United Nations today warned that the current cholera emergency in West Africa is set to worsen as rains and floods create the conditions for the disease to spread faster and further in the region.

Sierra Leone cholera outbreak spreading, UN health agency says

The United Nations health agency today reported that the cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone was escalating and stressed the need to rapidly scale up the response to the spread of the of the frequently fatal water and food-borne disease.