Posted on 09/19/2012 - 16:34
Healthcare worker disinfects areas where cases of deaths from Ebola have been reported. Credit: WHO Ebola outbreak puts communities at risk in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have received a total of US$1.75 million from humanitarian funds managed by OCHA and the UN Development Programme to help prevent and contain an outbreak of...



Posted on 09/18/2012 - 16:33


Aid workers conducting cholera awareness campaigns in Niger. Credit: UNICEF Niger

LEAD: UNICEF and WHO receive $1m to respond to the epidemic.

Three-year-old Djamilatu was rushed to a nearby health centre after suffering from diarrhoea and abdominal pain, common symptoms of cholera. “She was in a bad state,” said her mother, Aichatou Abdou. “She thought she would die....



Posted on 09/18/2012 - 16:22
Aid workers conducting cholera awareness campaigns in Niger. Credit: UNICEF Niger LEAD: UNICEF and WHO receive $1m to respond to the epidemic.

Three-year-old Djamilatu was rushed to a nearby health centre after suffering from diarrhoea and abdominal pain, common symptoms of cholera. “She was in a bad state,” said her mother, Aichatou Abdou. “She thought she would die. She...



Posted on 09/18/2012 - 14:04

13 September 2012: A cholera epidemic in Niger has contributed to more than 70 deaths and 3,500 cases since the beginning of the year. The current epidemic is the worst the country has witnessed in more than 40 years, according to United Nations reports.

The recent epidemic broke out in the western region of Tillaberi in January 2012. This region continues to be the most affected. The...



Posted on 09/11/2012 - 09:48

16 August 2012: Government and UN partners are concerned that Ghana could be engulfed by its most recent cholera outbreak, which has claimed more than 50 lives since January 2012. With more than 5,000 cases reported nationally, the epidemic has been fuelled by poor sanitation, lack of public awareness and the onset of the rainy season, which has led to the contamination of drinking-water...