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.

Aug 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Aug 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017
cholera hand washing

Yemen's cholera outbreak passes 500,000 cases

Overall, cases have declined some, but some locations are still reporting 5,000 suspected cases each day.

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.

Jul 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017
Oral rehydration solution

Yemen's cholera epidemic called 'worst ever' by Oxfam

In just over 3 months, Yemen has reported more than 368,000 cases, the most in a single year.

Jul 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017
Cholera bacteria

Thousands more cholera cases reported in Yemen, Somalia

Yemen confirms another 35,000 cholera cases, while Somalia reports a slight slowdown, with only 1,121 new cases.

Jun 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017
Cholera

Yemen's cholera outbreak grows by 5,000 cases per day

Two years of conflict have cut 14.5 million people off from access to clean water and sanitation.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
polio vaccine supplies

WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

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.

Jun 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016
Vibrio cholerae

Single-dose oral cholera vaccine is first to get US approval

FDA approval means a cholera vaccine is available to US travelers for the first time.

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