News & Perspective

Oct 03, 2017

Oct 03, 2017
Cholera treatment

WHO, partners launch road map to slash cholera deaths

Six main strategies target disease in hot spot countries that drive much of the world's cholera activity.

Jul 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017
UN visit to Yemen

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400,000, draws high-level UN visit

The world's worst cholera outbreak is occurring during a humanitarian crisis.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Hurricane Matthew devestation in Haiti

Worsening cholera in Haiti, Yemen prompts stepped-up response

The WHO announces a vaccine campaign in Haiti and $1 million in funding for Yemen.

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015
Fog and flood

WHO says health impacts of climate change overlooked

Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.

Jan 09, 2013

Jan 09, 2013

Cholera has struck more than 6% of Haitians

(CIDRAP News) – The death toll in Haiti's cholera epidemic is approaching 8,000, and more than 6% of Haitians have had the disease since it invaded the country in October 2010, according to reports released this week.

Dec 12, 2012

Dec 12, 2012

UN unveils cholera elimination plan for Haiti, Dominican Republic

(CIDRAP News) – United Nations (UN) officials yesterday launched a new initiative to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, using short-term measures such as targeted vaccine use and more permanent ones such as ensuring a clean drinking water supply.

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