Iraq battles cholera outbreak

UN agencies and their partners are working to combat a cholera outbreak in Iraq that so far has resulted in more than 2,200 cases of the diarrhoeal disease.

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Progress in South Sudan in fight against cholera

Progress is being made in South Sudan to protect children and at-risk populations against cholera, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN: cholera outbreaks can be controlled thanks to vaccines, water and sanitation

Use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, adding that the deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen.

Cholera eradication in Haiti will take ‘some years,’ says outgoing UN coordinator

While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are given a higher priority by both the Government and donors, says the outgoing United Nations official tasked with leading the response to the outbreak.

Water and sanitation “key” to eliminating cholera in Haiti

Despite the progress that has been made in reducing the number of reported cholera cases in Haiti, more investment in water and sanitation is still needed to eliminate the disease.

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Cholera toll mounts for Burundi displaced, says refugee agency

A cholera epidemic in Tanzania's lakeside Kagunga area has killed 31 people and is a serious risk for tens of thousands of displaced Burundians, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

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“Cholera surge has put Haiti on course for crisis”

A “surge” in the number of new cholera cases in Haiti has created the risk of a humanitarian crisis, the UN expert in charge of fighting the disease said Thursday.

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