Global Stockpile of Cholera Vaccine Is Gone as Outbreaks Spread
One company is going to great lengths to build it up, but it will be years before it returns to the minimum level. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Disasters and Emergencies Cholera Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance World Health Organization Bharat Biotech Ltd EuBiologics Co your-feed-healthcare your-feed-science Source Type: news

Mozambique: 'Misinformation About Cholera Outbreak' Led to 97 Boat Deaths
[VOA] Maputo, Mozambique -- At least 97 people died when an overloaded boat capsized and sank off the coast of Mozambique late Sunday, state-run Radio Mozambique reported, citing local officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Mozambique Southern Africa Source Type: news

Mozambique: More than 90 Killed As Overcrowded Boat Sinks
[DW] A makeshift ferry with nearly 130 people on board sank off the northern coast of Mozambique. Authorities said some passengers were attending a fair, while others were trying to escape a deadly cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Mozambique Southern Africa Source Type: news

Malawi: Global Deployment of Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Boost Fight Against Cholera
[GAVI] Geneva/New York -- More than 1.2 million cholera rapid diagnostic tests will be shipped to 14 countries in largest-ever global deployment, with the first shipment landing today in Malawi. This first official deployment of tests through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will improve timely detection and monitoring of outbreaks, effectiveness of vaccination campaigns in response to current outbreaks, and targeting of future preventive vaccination efforts. The global cholera rapid diagnostic test procurement programme is a (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Aid and Assistance Cameroon Central Africa East Africa Ethiopia Health and Medicine Malawi Sierra Leone Somalia Southern Africa West Africa Zambia Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Churches Adhere to Directive On Cholera Control
[The Herald] Most Christian denominations have complied with Government measures aimed at containing the spread of cholera during Easter, with supervision by health specialists being upscaled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Religion Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Bans Unsanctioned Easter Church Gatherings As More Cholera Cases Are Recorded
[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT has banned all church leaders from holding public gatherings during the Easter holidays at venues without running water in the wake of a spike in cholera cases, some of which have resulted in fatalities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Religion Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Somalia: UN Warns Upcoming Heavy Rains to Trigger Cholera Outbreak in Somalia
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -- The upcoming heavier-than-normal Gu (April to June) rains in Somalia are expected to trigger cholera outbreaks in areas where the disease has not been observed for years, the UN humanitarian agency warned Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Somalia Source Type: news

WHO mourns loss of team member killed in Syria
Statement by Dr Hanan Balkhy, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean On behalf of the World Health Organization, it is with profound sorrow that we announce the tragic loss of one of our dedicated team members, Engineer Emad Shehab, in Deir-ez-Zor City, Syria, who lost his life in the early hours of Tuesday morning when his building was struck during a series of airstrikes across the Governorate. We extend our deepest condolences to Eng. Shehab’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. Eng. Shehab, 42, served as a WHO focal point for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Deir-ez-Zor ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 26, 2024 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Yemen conflict enters 10th year with over 17 million people in need of health aid
The country faces an alarmingly high malnutrition rate, with nearly 2.4 million children aged under 5 years suffering from stunting. 25 March 2024, Cairo, Egypt – The conflict in Yemen enters its 10th year today, with over half of the country’s population in desperate need of aid and an estimated 17.8 million people requiring health assistance, 50% of them children. “It’s almost as if ongoing conflicts have become an accepted part of the everyday realities of life in the region. It’s important to step back and remember that hungry children, disease outbreaks, hospitals shutting down … these are not to be norm...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 25, 2024 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Cholera Kills At Least 54 in Somalia - Humanitarians Call for Action
[VOA] Washington -- At least 54 people have lost their lives to cholera in Somalia in recent months. Nine of those deaths occurred within the past week, marking the highest weekly death toll this year, humanitarian group Save the Children said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Somalia Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anti-Cholera Rules Beneficial to Many
[The Herald] The new measures adopted by Cabinet this week to reduce risk of cholera transmission and infection will have many other benefits besides the primary one of pushing back on what appears to be a remarkably sticky cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Remove Unregistered Artisanal Miners Along Mazowe River to Curb Cholera Spread
[New Zimbabwe] The government through cabinet has agreed to remove all unregistered artisanal miners along rivers the Mazowe River as part of its efforts to curb cholera spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Governance Health and Medicine Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Africa: Millions At Risk From Cholera Due to Lack of Clean Water, Soap and Toilets, and Shortage of Cholera Vaccine
[WHO] Immediate action is needed to stem an unprecedented multi-year upsurge in cholera cases worldwide, according to the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision. Actions include investing in access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, testing and detecting outbreaks quickly, improving quality of and access to healthcare, and fast-tracking additional production of affordable oral cholera vaccine (OCV) doses to better prevent cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Source Type: news

Africa: Infectious Diseases Fester in Wake of Drought, War - UN Report
[Reporter] A UN agency signals a worrying uptick in the spread of infectious diseases as "successive shocks" expose thousands of people across the country to measles, cholera, and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Agribusiness Economy, Business and Finance Climate Conflict, Peace and Security East Africa Environment Ethiopia External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Source Type: news

Africa: Africans Can Solve the Disease That Haunts Us - - Here's How
[IPS] Boston, US -- I was born in Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in eSwatini (known then as Swaziland). People in these two countries share one predominant fear: unemployment. Other worries in these countries and others in the region include unwanted pregnancies, low income and food safety. The diseases that are dreaded the most are cancer and diabetes. Feared infectious diseases include HIV-AIDS, COVID and cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 16, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa HIV-Aids and STDs External Relations Health and Medicine Tuberculosis United States, Canada and Africa Source Type: news