U.N. slams warring parties in Yemen for fueling cholera outbreak
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Top United Nations officials on Wednesday slammed the warring parties in Yemen and their international allies for fueling an unprecedented deadly cholera outbreak, driving millions closer to famine and hindering humanitarian aid access. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. Suspending Plan for Cholera Vaccination in Yemen
United Nations officials said a cholera vaccination campaign no longer made sense in Yemen because the war would make the effort difficult. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Yemen Cholera World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

WHO Likely Won't Attempt Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Yemen (FREE)
By the Editors The World Health Organization says it will not likely follow through on a plan to send … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Director-General's remarks at the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen)
WHO Director-General's speech at the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

WHO Director-General's remarks at the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Yemen
WHO Director-General's speech at the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Aid agenices in Yemen forced to shift resources from fighting hunger to cholera – UN
Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to “ reprogram ” more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official today said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid agencies in Yemen forced to shift resources from fighting hunger to cholera – UN
Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to “ reprogram ” more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official today said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Likely to Scrap Plan to Ship Cholera Vaccine to Yemen
A spokesman said a cholera vaccination campaign no longer made sense in Yemen, where the war makes it impossible “ to get ahead of the curve. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Yemen Cholera World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Cholera may accelerate famine in Yemen as resources shift: U.N.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's growing cholera epidemic may accelerate looming famine, as limited resources are shifted away from malnutrition and other programs to try to contain the disease, the top U.N. aid official in the country said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: World Hunger On the Rise Again Due to Conflict and Climate - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Almost 20 million people are facing starvation because of fighting and drought in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need to Step Up Cholera Response in Abs District
Improved water and sanitation efforts are vital to stop the spread of cholera in Abs, the area worst affected by the cholera outbreak.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need for Improved Water and Sanitation to Curb Cholera in Abs District
Field newsYemen: Urgent Need for Improved Water and Sanitation to Curb Cholera in Abs DistrictJuly 10, 2017Sana ’a/Barcelona, July 10, 2017—An urgent scale-up of aid and improved water and sanitation efforts are needed to stop the spread of cholera in the northern district of Abs, the area worst affected byYemen ’s cholera outbreak, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Monday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen cholera outbreak passes 300,000 cases
The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spiraling out of control with more than 300,000 cases of the disease in the past 10 weeks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"I don ’t feel safe. I feel scared." Voices from Abs, Yemen
Voice from the Field"I don ’t feel safe. I feel scared." Voices from Abs, YemenJuly 10, 2017Zahra HussainMother of two malnourished childrenI came here with my sick children and I could barely find transportation to get us here.A kind person with a car helped us get to the hospital. My children are in rough shape. I have four more back in Buhaira, our village. Life there is hard. I am worried about them... (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says
A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Treating Cholera and Other Urgent Needs in Abs, Yemen
SlideshowTreating Cholera and Other Urgent Needs in Abs, YemenJuly 10, 2017Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting Abs Hospital in northernYemen in July 2015. A year later, an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition destroyed part of the complex, killing 19 people, including one MSF staff member, and wounding 24 others. After rebuilding the hospital in November 2016, MSF resumed medical services.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC
The world's worst outbreak of the disease has killed more than 1,700 people in only 10 weeks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSF Fights Cholera Outbreak from Once Destroyed Hospital in Abs, Yemen
VideoMSF Fights Cholera Outbreak from Once Destroyed Hospital in Abs, YemenJuly 10, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says
GENEVA (Reuters) - A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster on top of war, economic collapse and near-famine in the impoverished country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen
About 1,600 people have died because of a cholera outbreak in Yemen, where the bacterial infection has spread to 21 of the country ’ s 22 provinces. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHUAIB ALMOSAWA and NOUR YOUSSEF Tags: Yemen Cholera Epidemics Poverty World Health Organization Source Type: news

Supporting Water Service Providers During Conflicts
International Institute for Environment and Development. 06/2017 This four-page issue brief discusses interventions that move toward structural support as early as possible during emergencies, and how they can reinforce water utilities'resilience and make service provision more sustainable and equitable. It discusses water service in conflict situations, but also can be applied to disasters. It summarizes a study of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

276,000 potential cholera cases in Yemen, WHO reports
The death toll continues to rise in Yemen, where a cholera outbreak has been spreading for months, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising cholera, diarrhoea and malnutrition'deadly' for children in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, warns UNICEF
Access, funding and security are urgently needed to ensure humanitarians can reach hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cholera and diarrhoea across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress on World Hunger Has Reversed
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 3 2017 (IPS)World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing it’s worst food crisis since World War II. Credit: FAO/Carlo Perla“I wish I could announce here today some good news regarding the global fight against hunger…but, unfortunately, it is not the case,” said FAO’s Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva to member states at the opening of the meeting.FAO has identified...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Yemen's civil war fuels cholera outbreak
The two-year civil war in Yemen has devastated much of the nation and left millions on the brink of starvation. It has also spawned a health emergency: cholera. Jonathan Vigliotti has the story from London. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen suffering from world's largest cholera outbreak
The war has also made it difficult for aid groups to deliver food and fresh water, and the nation's infrastructure -- including hospitals -- are on the brink of collapse (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO
ADEN (Reuters) - The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Swedish, Dutch FMs worried about cholera in Yemen
The foreign ministers of Sweden and Netherlands have expressed "their shock" at the latest reports of suspected cholera cases in Yemen that has exceeded 200,000 people with an estimated 5,000 new cases every day (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cholera vaccine faces major test in Yemen
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

Saudi Crown Prince Donates $66 Million to Fight Yemen Cholera Epidemic Saudi Crown Prince Donates $66 Million to Fight Yemen Cholera Epidemic
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has donated $66.7 million to combat a cholera epidemic in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting in a war blamed for causing a humanitarian disaster.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Yemen Experiencing World's Worst Cholera Outbreak (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH There are now over 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in Yemen, with roughly 5,000 new cases … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cholera cases in Yemen now more 200,000
The UN health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen
The UN health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN
There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Outbreak Is The World's Worst
Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 24, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Advisories Source Type: news

Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000
The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, sanitation [subject], water [subject], safe water, wastewater, greywater, clean water, water [subject], safe water, wastewater, greywater, clean wa Source Type: news

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen
THE UN's health agency and their children's fund say the number of suspected cases in a Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen now exceeds 200,000, many of them children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen hit by world & #39s worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000
Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen hit by world & #39s worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000 & #8211 UN
Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saudi crown prince donates $66 million to fight Yemen cholera epidemic
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince has donated $66.7 million to combat a cholera epidemic in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting in a war blamed for causing a humanitarian disaster. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO expresses thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, for ...
23 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) expresses deep thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence for his generous initiative to fund cholera response activities in Yemen. King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Saudi Arabia, has announced a donation of US $66.7 million to UNICEF, WHO and their partners to contain the outbreak of cholera in Yemen, in response to their urgent call for much needed funds. The figure of US $66.7 million has been requested by UNICEF and WHO as the total f...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 23, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion
A wide view of a briefing on the humanitarian affairs segment (scheduled to take place in Geneva, 21 to 23 June) of the 2017 session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Credit: UN Photo/Manuel EliasBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 2017 (IPS)UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed.The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today. Newer and protracted conflicts have raised the bar of funding requirements to a staggering 23.5 billion dollar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, UN agencies report
A“race” is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news