Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know
Cholera has infected half a million people in Yemen so far this year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

MIT Tech Review names UMass Amherst computer scientist Phillipa Gill a top innovator
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Gill works on software to accurately identify and measure Internet censorship in high-risk locations. She is designing software meant to be deployed in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen, where a network of volunteers connect low-cost computers known as Raspberry Pis, loaded with the software, to the Internet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Veterans' Choice Renewed; FDA and Foreign Scientists; Cholera in Yemen
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Hit 500,000 (FREE)
By the Editors The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organization announced on Monday. Nearly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Cholera Yemen Source Type: news

Cholera crisis hits grim threshold in Yemen
Number of suspected cholera cases has reached 500,000, marking worst outbreak of disease in the world (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than A Half Million People Struck By Cholera In Yemen
Health workers haven't been paid in almost a year. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Nobody's bothered': Toronto human rights advocate pleads for peace in Yemen
Toronto resident and human rights advocate Zaid Al-Rawni was born in Yemen. Once one of the world's poorest countries, it now faces devastating conditions, its populace plagued by famine, disease, air raids and civic unrest. Al-Rawni spoke to CBC's Metro Morning about the atrocities in his homeland and his loved ones who remain there. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

WATCH: Inside a hospital treating cholera patients in Yemen
Nearly 2,000 people have died from cholera in Yemen since April. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: International Source Type: news

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months
The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen
The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst affected areas. But suspected cases of the deadly waterborne disease continue to rage across the country, infecting an estimated 5000 people per day. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Yemen & #39s cholera epidemic surpasses half-million suspected cases, UN agency says
More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to a lack of clean water or health access. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid Groups Say Yemen Airport Closure Hinders Aid, Traps Patients Aid Groups Say Yemen Airport Closure Hinders Aid, Traps Patients
Fifteen aid groups called on warring parties in Yemen to reopen the country's main airport, saying a year-long closure was hindering aid and preventing thousands of patients from flying abroad for life-saving treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Yemen national blood bank faces threat of closure
Yemen's national blood bank could shut down within a week after a medical aid charity said it would stop its two-year support (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground
Destruction from Yemen's two-year civil war has turned country into incubator for cholera (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.N. urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called on warring parties in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and urged countries to donate more money to avert famines threatening 20 million people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen Blood Bank May Be Forced to Shut by Lack of Funds - Director Yemen Blood Bank May Be Forced to Shut by Lack of Funds - Director
Yemen's national blood bank may be forced to close due to a lack of money after an international medical charity decided to end two years of support, the director of the blood bank said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NRC: Lack of getting medical help abroad kills more in Yemen
The Norwegian Refugee Council says the closure Sana'a airport has caused was more deaths than airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition because Yemenis have died from not being able to travel for specialized medical care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen and joint mission with UNICEF and World Food Programme
Ambassador Ali Mohamed Saeed Majawar, distinguished Ambassadors and representatives, thank you for the opportunity today to brief you on my recent mission to Yemen and the health situation there. It was not by chance that my first mission to a WHO country programme was to Yemen. The dire situation in Yemen explains my leadership priorities: we must strive to provide universal health care in the most fragile and complex settings, we must ensure health systems have the capacity to detect and respond to unplanned events and circumstances —particularly from infectious hazards, we must ensure that our WHO country offices ...
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Health and Nutrition in Emergencies: Lessons Learned
Humanitarian Leadership Academy. 07/25/2017 This 50-minute webinar details the key nutritional and health issues to consider during an emergency, and shares some key lessons learned and practical advice that could be used for current crises such as Yemen and Syria. Speakers discusses types of emergencies, the need for health and nutrition in emergencies, how health and nutrition are affected by emergencies, and public health priorities in emergencies. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need for Aid to Stop Cholera Deaths
 Four months into Yemen’s cholera outbreak, MSF is calling for an increase in aid.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need for Aid in Remote Areas to Stop Cholera Deaths
August 03, 2017SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, AUGUST 3, 2017—Though the number of new cholera cases acrossYemenhas slowed in the past 10 days, people living in remote areas are still dying needlessly and more will die unless aid is increased urgently and preventative measures are taken at the community level, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children
Charity warns children are severely malnourished in some of the areas worst hit by the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP Interview: Yemen factions said to have pledged easing aid
AP Interview: UN child welfare agency chief says Yemen's warring sides promise to clear obstacles to aid delivery (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Filth spreads Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AP Interview: UN faces war, rains in Yemen cholera spread
AP Interview: The head of the U.N. child agency says trying to slow the spread of cholera in war-ravaged Yemen is "a race between us, and the rains and the continuing destruction and the fighting." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen Records 400,000 Cholera Cases
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 2017 (IPS)The directors of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement today shedding light on a deadly cholera epidemic engulfing war-torn Yemen. More than 400,000 cases of cholera are suspected, and nearly 1,900 people have died from associated cases in the last three months alone.The dire situation results from a culmination of factors, such as modern tactics of warfare that destroy water pipelines, as well as...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

UN says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid
UN agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Red Cross urges West, Saudi-led coalition to resolve Yemen crisis
GENEVA (Reuters) - Western and regional powers must use their influence on Yemen's warring parties to end a two-year conflict that has exacerbated a huge cholera epidemic and left the country in ruins, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

The life and death struggle against cholera in Yemen
Cholera continues to spread in Yemen, causing more than 390 000 suspected cases of the disease and more than 1800 deaths since 27 April. WHO and its partners are responding to the cholera outbreak in Yemen, working closely with UNICEF, local health authorities and others to treat the sick and stop the spread of the disease. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Photo gallery [doctype] Source Type: news

Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization data analyzed by Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen ’s deadly cholera outbreak puts pregnant women in danger
Language UndefinedSANA ’A, Yemen – The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading at an unprecedented rate, with an average of 5,000 people infected every day, and nearly one person dying every hour, accordingreporting from the United Nations. In less than three months, more than 330,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported, with nearly 1,800 deaths.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season
UN health agency, aid organization warn Yemen's cholera epidemic likely to worsen in the rainy season. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen cholera outbreak to spread with monsoon rains, 600,000 cases expected
As Yemen's rainy season begins, the World Health Organization and Oxfam are worried that the country's citizens will be affected by the worst outbreak of cholera in recorded history. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children
'Zuhoor_Yemen' : One-year-old Zuhoor was forced to have the fingers of her right hand amputated after being seriously injured by an airstrikes near Sana'a. Credit: Mohammed Awadh/Save the ChildrenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict have documented at least 23 SLC airstrikes which injured or killed children, prompting an urgent call for the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Yemen cholera to spread with rains; Oxfam sees 600,000 cases
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is far from being controlled and may be further exacerbated by the rainy season, even if the rate of new cases appears to be slowing in some hotspots, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Group: Yemen's cholera epidemic to worsen in rainy season
An international aid organization is warning that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oxfam: Yemen's cholera epidemic to worsen in rainy season
An international aid organization is warning that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2011 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food
Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak, the United Nations health agency today warned, with 5,000 Yemenis falling sick every day– the majority of them children and the elderly. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

East Africa ’ s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead
This report highlights the critical need for prompt and targeted action to effectively respond to the food crises and to address their root causes. The EU has taken leadership in this response. In 2016, we allocated € 550 million already, followed by another € 165 million that we have just mobilized to assist the people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa,” said Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.“The report is the outcome of a joint effort and a concrete follow-up to the commitments the EU made at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, whi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Alert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2
Quarterly NewsletterAlert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2July 17, 2017MSF gets plenty of attention for its work responding to frontline emergencies like the latest cholera outbreak in Yemen. Fewer people are aware of MSF's longer-term medical research and advocacy to confront threats to global public health, such as our ambitious efforts to fight tuberculosis (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

WHO Warns of Cholera Risk at Haj, Praises Saudi Preparedness WHO Warns of Cholera Risk at Haj, Praises Saudi Preparedness
A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccine deployment for cholera suspended in Yemen
The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading so quickly that plans have been suspended to deploy one million doses of vaccines to the country, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual haj, praises Saudi preparedness
GENEVA (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news