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Death toll from DRC cholera outbreak at 857

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.

NCDC: 1,110 dead as cholera ravages 29 states in Nigeria

Nigeria has recorded 1,110 deaths this year from cholera outbreaks in 29 states across Nigeria as the disease claims more lives in more parts of the country.

Expert: Diarrhea responsible for more than 50% death in children in Nigeria

Diarrhea is responsible for more than 50 per cent death among children, mostly between ages 0 to 5 in Nigeria, Pius Eno, UNICEF resource person has disclosed.

NRC: 175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday.

Fresh cholera outbreak kills five in Gombe

Gombe State Government on Thursday said a fresh outbreak of cholera had killed five people, while 16 others were hospitalised at the Primary Health Centre, Kembu in Balanga Local Government Area of the state.

Rising hunger pushes children into sex work in Congo

Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people in need of food aid, pushing children into sex work and mining, charities said on Tuesday.

Cholera: NGO wants federal government to treat water sources

Zenith Water Project has urged the Federal Government to ensure the treatment of water sources in communities affected by cholera outbreaks to improve water quality and curb spread of the disease.
Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

Cholera kills 42 people in Somali

No fewer than 42 people have been reported killed by cholera, acute watery diarrhea (AWD), in war-torn Somali since December 2017,
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WHO vaccinates 377,000 people against cholera in Adamawa

No fewer than 377,000 people have been vaccinated against cholera in Adamawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Federal government moves to review National Sanitation Policy

Following the advent of new sanitation technologies, innovations and emerging sanitation challenges, the Federal Government has commenced plans to review and update the 13-years-old National Environmental Sanitation Policy, guidelines and action plan to meet present needs and challenges.
Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people

The ministry this week said it has registered more than 3 690 cases of the disease, which is caused by contaminated food or water and can kill within hours if untreated.

Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare

Zimbabwe, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, is launching an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign to protect 1.4 million people at high risk of cholera in its capital, Harare.
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Cholera outbreak: WHO launches second vaccination drive in Yemen

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was helping Yemeni authorities with a second round of vaccination against cholera in three hard-hit districts, as cases surged across the war-ravaged country.

Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives

A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN said on Thursday, citing health ministry figures.
A picture shows a flooded cattle market in Kara-Isheri, in the Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, on September 20, 2018. Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Death toll climbs in Nigeria flooding

Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria, the country's main relief agency said on Thursday.
Medical staff give treatment to people suffering from cholera at a medical camp set up outside the Glen View polyclinic on September 19, 2018, in Harare. The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the city after at least 3,000 cases were reported.Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP

Cholera death toll climbs to 45 in Zimbabwe

At least 45 people have been killed by cholera in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, describing the strain as "multi-drug resistant".
Medical staff give treatment to people suffering from cholera at a medical camp set up outside the Glen View polyclinic on September 19, 2018, in Harare. The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the city after at least 3,000 cases were reported.Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP

Fear and anger as cholera strikes again in Zimbabwe

Sixty-year-old Emma Zhakata winces, struggling to hold back tears as she relates how her husband, one of 32 cholera victims in Zimbabwe, died within hours of falling ill.
Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

Yobe government on Friday confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state.

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