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Zambia cholera epidemic continues to slow as number of deaths declines
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's cholera epidemic continues to slow with seven deaths recorded over the last month, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan:200+ People Infected With 'Watery Diarrhoea' in Central Darfur's Nierteti
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -The number of 'acute watery diarrhoea' cases, suspected to be cholera, is rapidly increasing in Central Darfur. At least 200 people are reportedly infected in the eatsern part of the locality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Invest in Water, Sanitation to End Cholera
[The Herald] Adequate sanitation, together with good hygiene and safe water, are fundamentals to good health and socio-economic development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera – Mozambique
On 27 October 2017, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera. From 14 August 2017 through 11 February 2018, 1799 cases and one death (case fatality rate = 0.06%) of cholera were reported from the two provinces; Nampula (1580 cases) and Cabo Delgado (219 cases). Underreporting of the number of cases and deaths is likely. This outbreak has been confirmed by Rapid Diagnostic Tests and culture. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sudan:Death Toll Mounts in Central Darfur 'Watery Diarrhoea' Outbreak
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -In Nierteti in Central Darfur, the death toll from 'acute watery diarrhoea' - suspected of being cholera - has amounted to nine, while the infection cases have risen to more than 100. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Seven Fishing Camps Closed As Cholera Claims Four
[Times of Zambia] Four people have died from suspected cholera in fishing camps located in Shibuyunji of Central Province leading to the Ministry of Health to shutting down seven illegal fishing camps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Minister Calls for Behaviour Change to Stop Open Defecation
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has laid emphasis on bringing about a sustained behaviour change in the local communities to achieve the target of making the villages, towns and districts Open Defecation Free (ODF) to deal with the cholera situation in the country, which so far has claimed six lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Ongwediva Mitigates Cholera, Hepatitis E
[New Era] Ongwediva -Following the twin outbreak of cholera and hepatitis E in Windhoek, the Ongwediva Town Council plans to embark on an awareness campaign on Valentine's Day, which is today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Five People Die of 'Watery Diarrhoea' Spreading in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Five people reportedly died of what is suspected to be cholera in Nierteti in Central Darfur on Monday. A team of doctors has not yet been able to reach the affected villages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Two Die of 'Watery Diarrhoea' in Central Darfur's Nierteti
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Two people died from watery diarrhoea, suspected to be cholera, in Nierteti in Central Darfur last week. About 45 new cases were recorded in the locality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Govt Declares End to Cholera Epidemic
[VOA] South Sudan has officially declared an end to the country's cholera epidemic, which erupted more than 18 months ago, infecting more than 20,000 people and killing 436. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:At Least 51 Killed in Regional Cholera Outbreak
[CAJ News] Lusaka -A DEVASTATING cholera outbreak has killed more than 50 people in East and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Use of cholera vaccines expands, raising hopes
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Zambia: MSF Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine Stresses Effectiveness of Single-Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine
Press releaseZambia: MSF Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine Stresses Effectiveness of Single-Dose Oral Cholera VaccineFebruary 07, 2018Recent data from Zambia ’s 2016 cholera epidemic found that giving people just one of the currently-recommended two doses of the oral cholera vaccine was nearly 90 percent effective for adequate short-term protection during this outbreak. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Angola:Angola and Zambia Sign Memo Against Cholera and Malaria
[ANGOP] Luanda -A memorandum of collaboration in the health domain was signed last Monday, in Lusaka, between the Health Ministries of Angola and Zambia, represented by the incumbent ministers, respectively S ílvia Lutukuta and Chitalu Chilufya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:'Stop Politicking Over Cholera Outbreak'
[Times of Zambia] Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has said that the ministry is not ready to engage in cheap political pertaining to the outbreak of cholera in Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Cholera Outbreak Spreading
[AIM] Maputo -The cholera outbreak in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula has now spread to the Lurio administrative post in Memba district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hospital Goes Three Days Without Water
[Namibian] The Katutura Intermediate Hospital has had no water from Saturday to yesterday, despite reported hepatitis E and cholera outbreaks in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak in Chegutu Under Control
[The Herald] The cholera outbreak in Chegutu is now under control, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. Speaking after touring health and council facilities in Chegutu and Norton on Saturday, Dr Parirenyatwa said while Government was attending to all suspected cholera cases, no one is admitted to any hospital over the disease at the moment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak Thwarts Macheso Gig
[The Herald] Chegutu -Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) ambassador and sungura king Alick Macheso last Friday heeded the call by Civil Protection Unity (CPU) in Chegutu to cancel his gig. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hats Off to FC Platinum's Bold Cholera Initiative
[The Herald] FC PLATINUM'S bold initiative to use their position and influence as champions of domestic football to play a leading role in the fight against cholera is a huge step in the right direction by a team transforming itself into a model club in this country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Africa's All Too Preventable Cholera Crisis
[IRIN] Harare -Southern and East African countries are facing a severe cholera outbreak that is exposing the failure in public sanitation and the impact of government neglect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Norton Prepared for Cholera, Says MP Mliswa
[263Chat] Norton legislator , Temba Mliswa says his constituency is ready to prevent the spread of cholera, which has since claimed four lives while 94 other are belived to have been affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Three New Cholera Cases Reported in Salima
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -After three weeks without registering a cholera case, over the weekend, three new cases have been reported in two health facilities, it has been revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia Reports First Cholera Case After Deadly Outbreak in Zambia Namibia Reports First Cholera Case After Deadly Outbreak in Zambia
A 10-year old schoolboy has become the first person diagnosed with cholera in Namibia for four years, the health ministry said on Wednesday, raising fears of an outbreak similar to one that killed dozens last month in neighboring Zambia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Egypt:Egypt Joins Cholera Fight
[Times of Zambia] The Arab Republic of Egypt yesterday joined Zambia's fight against cholera by donating various medical requirements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Cholera Death Toll Rises
[Nyasa Times] The death toll from a cholera outbreak in the country has risen as Ministry of Health has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia reports first cholera case after deadly outbreak in Zambia
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - A 10-year old schoolboy has become the first person diagnosed with cholera in Namibia for four years, the health ministry said on Wednesday, raising fears of an outbreak similar to one that killed dozens last month in neighboring Zambia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zambia:Politics in the Time of Cholera: Zambia's U-turn on Street Vending
[IFPRI] For the last year, 12 countries in East and Southern Africa have been grappling with a cholera outbreak estimated to have resulted in almost 2,000 deaths and more than 100,000 hospitalizations. Zambia's outbreak began in October 2017, then experienced a brief lull before exploding in early December. More than 3,000 people have been affected and close to 80 have died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Zambia Proposes Resolution to Cholera
[Times of Zambia] Zambia has proposed a resolution on cholera to be addressed at this year's World Health Assembly in May under the strategic priority on public health preparedness and response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Cholera Cases Continue to Rise in Cabo Delgado
[AIM] Maputo -The number of diagnosed cholera cases in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado has steadily increased over the past week, the National Director of Public Health, Rosa Marlene, told reporters on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DRC: Fighting the Country ’s Worst Cholera Epidemic in Decades
MSF is at the forefront of the cholera response as the epidemic reaches the capital, Kinshasa.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

DRC: Fighting the Country ’s Worst Cholera Epidemic in Decades
Field newsDRC: Fighting the Country ’s Worst Cholera Epidemic in DecadesJanuary 25, 2018Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently facing itsworst cholera outbreak in more than 20 years: in 2017, 55,000 people fell ill across 24 of the country ’s 26 provinces, and 1,190 people died. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is at the forefront of the medical humanitarian response, treating nearly half of all cases nationwide (about 25,300 people). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Some Cultural Practices Hamper Anti-Cholera Fight
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Some cultural and religious practices are contributing to the spread of cholera in Zimbabwe, with the only cases reported so far this year attributed to a funeral in a mining town, authorities said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:RC Serves 3-Month Notice for Residents to Vacate Fishing Village
[Citizen] Rukwa -The regional commissioner for Rukwa, Mr Joachim Wangabo, has given a three-month notice for people who reside in Nankanga fishing camp, at the shores of Lake Rukwa, to voluntarily vacate the area as it was in danger of a cholera outbreak because of lack of latrines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Zambia - Reform in a Time of Cholera
[Daily Maverick] Zambia has failed to deliver on the needs, let alone the expectations, of its citizens. Unless something changes dramatically, the cholera crisis and other outbreaks will become commonplace. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Library Shelfie Day
The New York Public Library launched ‘Library Shelfie Day’, a social media event, a few years ago as a way to promote libraries and demonstrate a love of reading. The idea worked well with Instagram and was an international hit with over 1200 posts. Why did people like it so much? A number of factors contributed to this phenomenon. It definitely resonated with what people cared about, their passion for reading. Wonderful books include both the courageous and inspiring stories of individuals as well as reveal the health barriers members of our society must face. The PNR staff loves to read and here are a few of...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries reading social media Source Type: news

Zambia says it is on verge of containing cholera outbreak
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia is close to containing a cholera outbreak that has killed 78 of the more than 3,600 people who have fallen sick since October, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia:Some Schools Remain Closed to Avoid Spread of Cholera
[Times of Zambia] The Ministry of Health has issued an alert to the Ministry of General Education to ensure schools in three out of six operational zones in Lusaka do not reopen to avoid the spread of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Angry Minister Blasts Councils Over Cholera Outbreaks
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe is not doing enough to address service delivery failings that are causing endless outbreaks of waterborne disease and the loss of life, health minister David Parirenyatwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Marginal Rise in Cholera Death Toll
[CAJ News] Lusaka -A raging cholera outbreak has left at least 77 people dead in Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mangochi Cholera Scare Cleared As Surveillance Continues
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Results from the Community Health Services Unit (CHSU) National Reference Laboratory on the sample taken from a patient suspected to be suffering from cholera in Mangochi has tested cholera negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Rukwa RC Suspends Fishing Over Cholera Outbreak in S'wanga
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -FISHING activities on Lake Rukwa in Sumbawanga District have been temporarily suspended and several fishing camps burnt in efforts to control cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:At Least 200 Cases Reported As Typhoid Hits Harare - Report
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean health officials have reportedly said that at least 200 cases of typhoid have been recorded in Harare, adding that the country is on high alert following a cholera outbreak in Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Public Advised to Take Necessary Precautions
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Cholera outbreaks have been reported in East and Central African countries including Malawi,Kenya,Sudan,Mozambique,Tanzania and Angola and Zambia declared Cholera outbreak last year on the 12th October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news