Africa: 2 Months After Idai - Women Making a Big Difference
[WHO] Beira -In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which devastated large areas of Mozambique, a group of 15 dedicated women - mostly widows - have been credited with ensuring that sthere have been no cases of cholera in their district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Police Prevent Attack On Cholera Treatment Centre
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police on Saturday aborted an attempted attack against the cholera treatment centre (CTC) in Metuge district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: The Rush to Deliver Cholera Vaccines to Remote Communities in Zimbabwe
[WHO] It was a mad rush to the airfield. At the back of the jeep, Abi Kebra Belaye and her colleague Shamiso Nyasanu tensely shuffled papers - waybills of vaccines and other essential medical materials that needed to be dropped by helicopter in north-east Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Big Pharma's prescription drugs a threat to humanity: Antibiotic overuse is why we're now dealing with deadly superbugs
(Natural News) Antibiotics were initially developed to save human lives from deadly infections and diseases. But extreme overuse by the farming industry has led to the appearance of antibiotic-resistant superbugs that cannot be treated. Since Alexander Fleming came across penicillin in 1928, it and other antibiotics have saved many lives from diseases such as cholera, meningitis,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold war politics hampered life-saving phage therapy research | Letters
Western scientists ignored the progress being made in the Soviet east, arguesDavid HankePhage therapy (Girl is first patient saved by GM virus treatment, 9 May) has a long history, predating antibiotics, but has been largely confined to the (former) USSR since the 30s. As early as 1896, British bacteriologist Ernest Hankin discovered filterable antibacterial activity killing cholera in Ganges water and suggested the agent was responsible for limiting cholera epidemics; F élix d’Herelle realised in 1916 that the activity was a bacteria-killing virus. However, two commissioned reviews from the US contradicted d&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Medical research Science Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Govt Scrambles to Contain Cholera Outbreak
[VOA] Officials in Mozambique are scrambling to contain a cholera outbreak in the north of the country after Cyclone Kenneth devastated the area last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera, more civilian casualties feared in Libya: WHO
A month-old battle for Libya's capital Tripoli risks causing an "exponential" rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of deadly diseases including cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique: Aid Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Cyclone-Hit Mozambique
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Aid workers were on Tuesday racing to contain a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique after a powerful cyclone contaminated water sources and damaged health clinics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Ministry of Health Reports 36 New Cholera Cases
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Somalia has announced 36 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 17 (22 to 28 April) in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: After the Cyclone, Cholera Hits Cabo Delgado
[AIM] Maputo -Following the passage of cyclone Kenneth last week, cholera has appeared in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Cholera Reported a Week After Cyclone
[VOA] Officials in northern Mozambique have declared a cholera outbreak caused by a lack of clean water left behind from Cyclone Kenneth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak declared in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique
Officials declared a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique on Thursday, a week after cyclone winds, floods and heavy rains hit the area. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique: healthcare after Cyclone Idai
Update 26th April – Doctors of the World teams are currently monitoring the impact of Cyclone Kenneth and will provide support if needed. John Segredo Accommodation Centre is a makeshift camp set up for those displaced by Cyclone Idai.   100 km from the port city of Beira, the camp is currently housing thousands of people. There are serious concerns about the source of drinking water,which is located many miles away and was significantly damaged by the passing storm, and food is currently rationed. “We help repair and equip local health centers so that they can resume operations. At the same time, we are ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Africa: Moving From Commitment to Action Means Vaccinating All Children
[allAfrica] I witnessed first-hand the devastation of Cyclone Idai in a visit to Mozambique earlier this month. The severe flooding triggered by the cyclone left the water and sanitation systems in ruins. As the spread of cholera became a real risk, it was clear that speed would be critical to save lives and prevent even more suffering among the nearly two million people affected by the cyclone in that country alone. In response, immunization partners mobilized to dispatch some 900,000 doses of the oral cholera vaccin (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cyclone-Affected Communities in Zimbabwe Being Vaccinated Against Cholera
[WHO] An oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign targeting some 487 825 people began Tuesday in Zimbabwe in the two districts most affected by cyclone Idai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cholera Breaks Out at Nairobi Hospital
[Nation] A Nairobi Hospital staff member has died and seven others are admitted following a cholera outbreak at the premier health facility in the Kenyan capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera cases rise in Kenya's capital, top hospital says
The Kenyan capital has experienced a jump in cholera cases, one of the city's top hospitals said on Tuesday, adding that eight of its own staff had been infected with the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt, Unicef Roll Out Cholera Vaccinations
[The Herald] Government, with support from UNICEF, will start rolling out mass cholera vaccination in Chimanimani and Chipinge today targeting about 500 000 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: World Health Organization Eswatini Country Office Staff Donates Towards Cyclone Idai Victims
[WHO] The World Health Organization Eswatini Country Office Staff Association donated items including water purifiers and clothes to the people of Mozambique affected by tropical Cyclone Idai. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of 14 to 15 March 2019 killing more than 1,000 people and leaving 400,000 homeless near the port city of Beira. The resulting floods have since led to outbreak of waterborne diseases like cholera hence the need for water purifiers to ensure access to clean water under th (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Abbott and the Abbott Fund Support Relief Efforts for Cyclone Idai
Funding, rapid diagnostics to address emerging threats of cholera, malaria and other diseases, meet key relief needs in Southeast Africa (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mozambique: Fast Rollout of Cholera Vaccines for People in Need in Mozambique
[WHO] 10 April 2019, Maputo - The Ministry of Health in Mozambique has concluded a successful six-day emergency cholera vaccination campaign that reached more than 800 000 people in four districts affected by Cyclone Idai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bacteria from WW I soldier offer clues to cholera epidemics
Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera from a WW I British soldier. It could provide insights on cholera outbreaks today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Century-old bacteria from sick soldier offer clues to cholera epidemics
Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera extracted a century ago from a sick British soldier during World War One and found clues to how some cholera bacteria strains cause epidemics today. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic code of WWI soldier's cholera mapped
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The oldest publicly available strain of the cholera-causing bacterial species, Vibrio cholerae, has had its genetic code read for the first time. The bacterium was isolated from a British soldier during World War One (WWI) and stored for over 100 years before being revived and sequenced. The results show that this strain is a unique, non-toxigenic strain of V. cholerae that's distantly related to the strains of bacteria causing cholera pandemics today and in the past. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged across Yemen
An Associated Press investigation finds that Yemen's U.S.-backed government, Houthi rebels hindered relief efforts as the country suffered the worst cholera outbreak in modern times (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Combating Cholera in Mozambique
[WHO] Thousands of people received the oral cholera vaccine today as part of a six-day emergency vaccination campaign run by the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to help prevent spread of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factbox: Cyclone Idai's death toll stands at 847, cholera cases rise
Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique: Almost 600,000 Vaccinated Against Cholera
[AIM] Maputo -The vaccination campaign against cholera in the central Mozambican province of Sofala has reached almost 70 per cent of its target of 884,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique recovers from cyclone, fights threat of cholera
Mozambique is recovering from a devastating cyclone. But sip by sip, a deadly threat remains: cholera. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fast Forward: Mozambique in 10 years
Ellen Waters is the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK. She is passionate about access to healthcare around the world and spent four years in India working for human rights organisations.   On Thursday 14th March, Cyclone Idai swept Mozambique, leaving behind it a trail of destruction and death. Organisations from all around the world mobilised in just a few hours to get help to the population hit. Rapid intervention is key to save lives, but there is an often hidden need to provide healthcare for a long time after the disaster, while reconstruction takes place. On World Health Day, I want to bri...
Source: Doctors of the World News - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Mozambique: Health Minister Satisfied With Vaccination Campaign
[AIM] Maputo -About 32,000 people received the oral vaccine against cholera in the central Mozambican city of Beira on Wednesday, the first day of the vaccination campaign, according to Health Minister Nazira Abdula, cited in Friday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Cholera Vaccination Under Way in Sofala
[AIM] Maputo -A vaccination campaign against cholera began on Wednesday in the cyclone devastated central Mozambican city of Beira. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Setbacks for Cholera Vaccination Scheme
[CAJ News] Maputo -HARSH weather and badly damaged infrastructure are feared to affect a mass cholera (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mass Cholera Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway
[VOA] A mass vaccination campaign against cholera has begun in Mozambique to prevent this deadly disease from turning into a full-blown epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Cyclone Survivors Face Rising Threat of Cholera
[VOA] Mozambique health officials are in a rush to stop the spread of the cholera, which has claimed the lives of at least two people in the port city of Beira and made more than 1,000 others ill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Second Death in Cholera Outbreak
[AIM] Maputo -The cholera outbreak in the central Mozambican province, has now claimed a second life, according to the National Director of Medical Care, Ussene Issa, speaking to reporters in Beira on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera vaccinations launched in post-cyclone Mozambique
Health officials launched a vaccination campaign in Mozambique's cyclone-hit port city of Beira on Wednesday in an effort to contain an outbreak of cholera that has already infected more than 1,400 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambicans line up for cholera vaccines to fight outbreak
Mozambicans lined up Wednesday to get cholera vaccines in the cyclone-hit city of Beira, at the start of a drive to inoculate nearly 900,000 storm survivors as part of efforts contain an outbreak of the deadly disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Cholera Is Spreading in Mozambique, and It ’ s Far From the Only Health Threat
About two million people are displaced, cholera has broken out, and malaria is expected. But doses of cholera vaccine have arrived, and the humanitarian crisis may yet be contained, aid agencies say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Cholera Epidemics Humanitarian Aid Vaccination and Immunization Cyclones Malaria World Health Organization Doctors Without Borders International Committee of the Red Cross Oxfam Mozambique Africa Source Type: news

Massive cholera vaccine campaign planned for cyclone-ravaged Mozambique, as UN calls for'urgent' step-up in support
Around 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine arrived in Mozambique on Tuesday to help stave off a possible epidemic, after the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, amid reports that the disease has already infected more than 1,000 people in affected areas. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mchinji District Registers Two Cholera Cases
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -Mchinji District Health Office officials have diagnosed two cholera cases at Mikundi Health facility in the district, an incident that has put a dent on Mchinji's record of zero cholera cases for the past four years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians on Fake Cholera Vaccine
[Premium Times] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Imminent Cholera Outbreak Looms in North-East - Group Warns
[Vanguard] Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, has raised the alarm over the overcrowded displacement camps coupled with a lack of basic sanitation facilities and hygiene in the North East of the country, warning that the condition will cause another cholera outbreak if action is not taken now to prevent it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique races to contain 1,000 cholera cases
Mozambican and international health workers raced on Monday to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where the number of cases of the disease has jumped to more than 1,000 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: 517 Cases of Cholera Diagnosed Over the Weekend
[AIM] Maputo -According to the Mozambican health authorities, 517 cases of cholera were diagnosed over the weekend in the central province of Sofala, mostly in the cyclone-devastated city of Beira. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak after cyclone in Mozambique is now a killer
1st death confirmed from easily-treated disease and officials say number of cases rising quickly, with hundreds of thousands at risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Killed by cholera, Yemeni doctor knew he was fighting 'disastrous' epidemic
Yemeni doctor Mohammed Abdul-Mughni described the surge in cholera cases he was treating as "disastrous" in a country battered by years of war and short of medical staff. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique: Cholera Cases Jump from 5 to 139 in One Day
[VOA] Officials in cyclone-stricken Mozambique say the number of cases of cholera has skyrocketed from five on Wednesday to 139 by late Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First cholera death recorded since cyclone hit Mozambique port, cases double
The number of cholera cases has almost doubled in Mozambique in the past 24 hours and the port city of Beira has recorded its first death from the disease since a massive cyclone struck, health chiefs said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

International aid helps Mozambique fight cholera in Beira
As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news