Nigeria: Halt the Spread of Cholera
[Daily Trust] As the country yet battles to contain the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, cholera is also spreading and taking its toll on Nigerians, which if not controlled immediately, can advance into an epidemic. A recent report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the disease as of June 27, 2021 had affected Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Niger, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills 169 in Kano, 191 Hospitalized, Official Says
[Daily Trust] Kano State Government has said the cholera outbreak that ravaged the 44 local government areas of the State has killed 169 people while another 191 are currently hospitalized. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 479 Killed As Cholera Spreads to 18 States
[Daily Trust] SUB: A total of 479 people have been killed in the current outbreak of Cholera in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)... (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on September 29-30, 2021. The agenda will include discussions on cholera vaccine, hepatitis vaccines, herpes zoster vaccines, orthopoxvirus vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, and tickborne encephalitis vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 60 Killed, 698 Infected As Cholera Ravages Abuja
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The death toll in communities hit by the severe faecal-oral gastro intestinal infection, Cholera, in the nation's capital Abuja, has now risen to 60, Vanguard has learned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera - Rivers LG Chairman Promises to Address Water Shortage
[Vanguard] Mr Erastus Awortu, the Chairman, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers, says the council administration will address the problem of water shortage to curb the menace of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT On Red Alert Over Cholera Outbreak
[This Day] The spread of cholera in the nation's capital and across the country in the last six months is highly concerning, Olawale Ajimotokan and Onyebuchi Ezigbo report (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills 17 As Cases Rise to 1,004 in Plateau
[Daily Trust] Jos -- The Plateau State Government on Monday disclosed that no fewer than 17 persons had died of cholera outbreaks in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Death Toll in Plateau Hits 17 As Cases Rise to 1,004
[This Day] Jos -- Plateau State Government has disclosed that a total of 17 persons have died from Cholera outbreak in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Still a Danger in Nigeria - Here's What the Govt Can Do
[The Conversation Africa] Thousands of cases of cholera have been reported in Nigeria between January and June 2021. The northern states of Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Plateau and Zamfara are among those affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Edible Cholera Vaccine Promising in Early Trial Edible Cholera Vaccine Promising in Early Trial
MucoRice-CTB, a cholera toxin B subunit vaccine made by grinding up genetically modified grains of rice, showed promise in a proof-of-concept study, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Plateau State Records 953 Cholera Cases, 14 Deaths in Two Months - Official
[Premium Times] Earlier in June, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said a total of 289 Nigerians have died from the disease between January and June, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rice-based Cholera Vaccine Induces Antibodies in Small Trial
Immune-response levels to the edible vaccine varied among the subjects, possibly due to differences in the gut microbiome. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Packaged water consumption linked to cholera outbreak in DRC capital
(PLOS) Cholera is a diarrheal disease caused by ingestion of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. In November 2017, a cholera epidemic occurred in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where no outbreak had been recorded for nearly a decade. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Placide Mbala-Kingebeni at The National Institute of Biomedical Research, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and colleagues suggests a relationship between consuming street-vended sachet water and an increased risk of contracting cholera. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Embarks On Cholera Vaccination Campaign
[Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR has begun cholera vaccination exercise, a campaign that targets to eliminate the epidemic in the Isles by 2028. The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated the vaccine and equipment to support the exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Embarks On Cholera Vaccination
[Daily News] PREPARATIONS are almost complete for 327,000 Zanzibaris in Unguja and Pemba to get vaccinated against cholera under the country's ambitious strategy to eliminate the disease by 2028. Ministry of Health, Social Welfare, Elders, Gender and Children Director, Dr Abdallah Suleiman told journalists here yesterday that the first five-day phase of the jab will start on July 3 through July 7, 2021, with the second phase scheduled for July 31 through August 4, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Edible Cholera vaccine made of powdered rice proves safe in phase 1 human trials
(University of Tokyo) Vaccine manufacturing made enormous strides in 2020, but the complexity of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines has highlighted the value of inoculations that can be made cheaply and transported and stored without refrigeration. A new needle-free cholera vaccine has been made by grinding up genetically modified grains of rice and can be stored long-term at room temperature. This made-in-Japan innovation has shown no obvious side effects and a good immune response in its Phase 1 clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Media Should Be Additionally Empowered in Covid-19 Fight
[Daily News] SURELY, the world has seen several outbreaks of natural disasters of earthquakes, tsunami and predicted how to be alerted if another one is on the edge of erupting, but failed on diseases like Ebola virus, Yellow Fever, Zika, Influenza, Cholera, you name it including the Spanish flu that killed more than 50 million people more than the death toll from the First World War. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera - 289 Nigerians Killed in Six Months - Official
[Premium Times] Between January and June 22, 2021, a total of 10,833 suspected cholera cases have been reported including 112 laboratory confirmed cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Death Toll From Cholera Outbreak Hits 37 in Bauchi
[This Day] The number of lives lost to the recent cholera outbreak in Bauchi State has risen to 37. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human challenge: the people volunteering to be infected with Covid
Amid claims PM wanted to be infected with Covid on TV, volunteers tell of taking part in a human challenge trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf Dominic Cummings is to be believed, Boris Johnson was so sceptical that Covid-19 was a threat early last year that he was willing to inject himself with the virus that causes the disease on television. But there are actual volunteers – young and healthy people – who elected to be infected with the virus, all in the name of science.These volunteers lined up to participate in “human challenge trials”, which have long been s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings Politics Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills 20 in Bauchi
[Daily Trust] No fewer than 20 people have been killed in a fresh cholera outbreak in Bauchi State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills 20 in Bauchi As Govt Reports 322 Suspected Cases
[Vanguard] Bauchi State government, yesterday, confirmed 20 people dead from suspected cholera outbreak in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 15 Dead, 40 Hospitalised in Kano Cholera Outbreak
[Daily Trust] Some 15 people have been reported dead after an outbreak of cholera in Koya village of Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How the Human Life Span Doubled in 100 Years
Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Johnson Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Epidemics Smallpox Antibiotics Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Longevity Population Milk Infant Mortality Statistics Cholera Food and Drug Administrati Source Type: news

Synthetic mucus can mimic the real thing
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers from MIT have generated synthetic mucins with a polymer backbone that more accurately mimics the structure and function of naturally occurring mucins. They also showed that these synthetic mucins could effectively neutralize the bacterial toxin that causes cholera. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sokoto Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak
[Leadership] The Sokoto State government has shutdown Government Girls Secondary School, Mabera following the suspected outbreak of Gastro Astrisis also known as cholera which has led to the death of two persons in the school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Water & Sanitation Systems are Vital for the Economy
Credit: UN WaterBy Catarina de AlbuquerqueLISBON, Mar 21 2021 (IPS) This World Water Day, we celebrate the value of water, which at first might be a given: after all, water is the basis of all life. Without water we have no health, wealth, equality, or education. But, do governments adequately prioritize and invest in clean water? The answer, in far too many parts of the world, is a resounding no. As an international community, we are too often blind to the huge cost of failing to serve so many people with the most basic but crucial of services. Globally, there are still 2.2 billion people without access to safe drinking...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catarina de Albuquerque Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day 2021 Source Type: news

'They came with cholera when they were tired of killing us with bullets': community perceptions of the 2010 origin of Haiti's cholera epidemic - Fraulin G, Lee S, Bartels SA.
In 2010 following a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti saw the beginning of what would become the world's largest cholera epidemic. Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers were later implicated as the source of cholera. Our research examines Haitian community bel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

It ’s Not Clear That We Actually Need Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19, But the U.K. Is Moving Ahead With Them Anyway
On Feb. 17, health officials in the UK announced that they are ready to start exposing healthy volunteers to the COVID-19 virus in a carefully controlled study. The so-called human challenge trial is the first of its kind for COVID-19 and will help scientists learn how much virus is needed to cause infection, among other important questions. The practice of intentionally exposing healthy people to a disease-causing (and potentially deadly) pathogen isn’t new in science, but it remains controversial. Scientists must balance the benefits of exposing people—which mostly fall in the realm of new knowledge about the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

“Why Was I Ever Born” – Righting the Wrong
The US announcement revoking the previous administration's terrorist designation of Yemen’s Houthi movement, formally known as Ansar Allah, will provide “profound relief” to millions in the country, who depend on international assistance and imports for their survival, the UN Spokesperson said on February 7, 2021. Credit: WFP/Reem NadaBy Alon Ben-MeirNEW YORK, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) The bombing continues unabated. The explosions are heard in the distance. A family with seven children is cowering in fear in a corner of their shack, not daring to step out, dreading instant death from shrapnel or a sniper’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alon Ben-Meir Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Secret to how cholera adapts to temperature revealed
(eLife) Scientists have discovered an essential protein in cholera-causing bacteria that allows them to adapt to changes in temperature, according to a study published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Peace in Yemen, But not Without Women ’s Role in Peacebuilding
Kawkab Al-ThaibaniBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Feb 15 2021 (IPS) The armed conflict in Yemen which has lasted six years, has killed and injured over thousands of civilians, displaced more than one million people and given rise to cholera outbreaks, medicine shortages and threats of famine. By the end of 2019, it is estimated that over 233,000 Yemenies have been killed as a result of fighting and the humanitarian crisis. With nearly two-thirds of its population requiring food assistance, Yemen is also experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis. The United Nations has called the humanitarian crisis in Ye...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Somalia: Over 10 Children Dead in Lower Shabelle Cholera Outbreak
[Dalsan Radio] More than 10 children have died from a suspected Cholera break out at an IDP in the outskirts of Marka district in Lower Shabelle region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Confirms 200 Cases of Cholera in Benue
[This Day] About 200 cases of cholera have been confirmed in four local government areas of Guma, Agatu, Gwer West and Makurdi in Benue State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Britain's pandemic record: a monument to failure | Editorial
The terrible scale of the tragedy cannot be attributed to misfortune. It is a product of negligent governmentIn Soho, central London, stands a replica of a 19th-century public water pump without a handle. The missing part is not a result of vandalism but a tribute to John Snow, the physician who correctly surmised that the pump, supplying contaminated water, was asuper-spreading device for cholera. Snow mapped case data and lobbied the local parish authorities for the pump ’s deactivation.The coronavirus is a different kind of pathogen (cholera is a bacterial infection), but our understanding of today ’s pandem...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Boris Johnson Politics Infectious diseases Conservatives Medical research Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Responsible for Over 25 Deaths in Benue - Official
[Premium Times] Officials as Benue residents to avoid using untreated water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Death Toll Rises in Benue Cholera Outbreak
[This Day] Benue State Government has announced an outbreak of cholera in the state, which it disclosed has killed 25 persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Cholera Outbreak Claims One Life in Montepuez
[AIM] Maputo -- A cholera outbreak in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado has spread to Montepuez district, so far claiming one life out of 11 confirmed cases that have checked into the local Cholera Treatment Centre, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of independent daily "O Pais". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera – Togo
From 11 November to 28 December, 2020 a total of 67 suspected cholera cases presenting with diarrhea and vomiting, including two deaths a case fatality ratio (CFR: 3%) were reported from the municipalities “Golfe 1” and “Golfe 6” in Lomé, Togo. A total of four health areas (Katanga, Adakpamé, Gbétsogbé in Golfe 1, and Kangnikopé in Golfe 6) in the affected municipalities reported at least one case. On 17 November, cholera was confirmed by culture in the laboratory of the National Institute of Hygiene (INH) in Lom é, Togo and WHO was informed. On 19 November,...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

South Sudan: The Ministry of Health With Support From Who and Partners Vaccinated Over 63 000 People With Oral Cholera Vaccine in Bor South County, South Sudan
[WHO] To prevent the risk of a cholera outbreak following the devastating floods that displaced communities and led to contamination of water sources in Bor South county, the Ministry of Health with support from World Health Organization (WHO) and partners vaccinated over 63 280 individuals aged one year and above against cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's Antimicrobial Resistance Threat to Grow If Not Tackled in a Holistic Manner
[WHO] There is growing evidence of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Zimbabwe. A study conducted by local epidemiologists following the 2018 cholera outbreak concluded that there had been high incidences of drug resistance which made it difficult to contain the disease using the usual antibiotics. The latter, has been a result of Zimbabweans abusing antibiotics due to unregulated consumption and not completing the full course when prescribed by the doctors. Therefore, Zimbabweans need to stop misusing antibiotic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

After years of conflict, Yemen remains the world ’s worst humanitarian crisis, a UNFPA 2021 appeal shows
UNITED NATIONS, New York– A new Humanitarian Action Overview report released today by UNFPA names Yemen as the country where the needs of women and girls in humanitarian emergencies are greatest. Since internecine conflict escalated in 2015, conditions in the country have steadily collapsed, resulting in internal displac ement, food insecurity and cholera outbreaks — all exacerbated by COVID-19.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Protocols to Force Malawi Cholera Cases Down, Says Expert
[Nyasa Times] A health expert has predicated a drop in cholera cases this year in the country due to covid-19 protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IVI, ROK's GDEF join forces to provide OCV to 540K people at risk of cholera in Nepal & Mozambique
(International Vaccine Institute) The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and the Republic of Korea's Global Disease Eradication Fund (GDEF) have agreed to conduct joint projects to fight cholera, which include vaccination for a total of approximately 540,000 people at risk of cholera in Nepal and Mozambique. KOICA GDEF is providing a grant of US $8.05 million to support the project entitled 'Enhancing Cholera Control' (ECHO). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Small molecules control bacterial resistance to antibiotics
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Antibiotics have revolutionized medicine by providing effective treatments for infectious diseases such as cholera. But the pathogens that cause disease are increasingly developing resistance to the antibiotics that are most commonly used. Scientists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany have discovered a molecule that influences the antibiotic-resistance of cholera bacteria. They have published their results in the scientific journal " Nature Communications " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

LG Electronics, IVI join forces to conduct a cholera vaccination and prevention project in Ethiopia
(International Vaccine Institute) IVI and LG plan to provide free vaccination for 40,000 residents in areas at risk of cholera and establish a disease monitoring system to strengthen local public health capabilities in Ethiopia between 2021 and 2023.The Ethiopia Cholera Control and Prevention - LG (ECCP - LG) project will also evaluate the effectiveness and impact of OCV after vaccination and collect epidemiological data of cholera and other diarrhea diseases by conducting follow-up monitoring for several years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In the face of ridicule: one woman ’s fight to bring sanitation to a Nepali village
4.2 billion people are living without access to safely managed sanitation, putting them at increased risk of catching a host of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, cholera, and typhoid. On this year’s World Toilet Day, which is marked on 19 November, we look at how Ratna Khawas has fought ridicule and tradition to improve hygiene in her Nepali village, with the help of the UN. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In the face of ridicule: one woman ’s fight to bring sanitation to a Nepalese village
4.2 billion people are living without access to safely managed sanitation, putting them at increased risk of catching a host of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, cholera, and typhoid. On this year’s World Toilet Day, which is marked on 19 November, we look at how Ratna Khawas has fought ridicule and tradition to improve hygiene in her Nepalese village, with the help of the UN. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu
Technical experts measure the salinity of groundwater wells on Vaitupu Island, Tuvalu. This month work will begin on building the network of tanks and pipes which will eventually convey clean water from the north of Vaitupu Island to the 1,500 people who live in the villages of Tumaseu and Asau in the south. Courtesy: Pacific CommunityBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Nov 18 2020 (IPS) Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up the Polynesian nation of Tuvalu are anticipating how life will change when they are connected to piped clean water for the first time. Despite being surrounded by millions of square kilome...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation The Pacific Community (SPC) Tuvalu Source Type: news