Cholera

UN rushes medication to São Tomé in new cholera outbreak

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has rushed medication and medical equipment to São Tomé and Príncipe, where more than 130 cases of cholera and three deaths have been reported and most of the population of the island of São Tomé is at risk of the dehydrating disease.

UN health agency launches its first ever mass cholera vaccination campaign

The United Nations health agency has launched its broadest mass cholera vaccination campaign to date in its first-ever effort to use oral vaccine as part of an overall strategy to control the disease, which infects up to 200,000 people worldwide each year, killing at least 5,000.