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Mombasa Shuts Down Health Facilities

Mombasa Shuts Down Health Facilities

Mombasa County government has shut down four health facilities to prevent a possible cholera outbreak. In a statement released on Friday, the county’s health department said it had shut down the facilities to prevent the spread of water borne diseases. FLOODS “Due to the ongoing rainfall and floods in the county, the Department of Health […]

Health Agencies To Help Cyclone Idai Victims In Mozambique

Health Agencies To Help Cyclone Idai Victims In Mozambique

International aid agencies and government forces are racing against time to help the hundreds of thousands affected by Cyclone Idai. The storm, which hit on March 14, has killed nearly 1,000 people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, and many others are still missing. One of the worst affected areas is the port city of Beira, […]

Cholera Breaks Out At Nairobi Hospital

Cholera Breaks Out At Nairobi Hospital

A Nairobi Hospital staff member has died and seven others are admitted following a cholera outbreak at the premier health facility in the Kenyan capital. The eight employees work in the hospital’s catering department and offer services at the staff canteen. 23 CASES The male worker died on Tuesday morning after what his colleagues said […]

Zimbabwe Has The Highest Number Of Cholera Deaths In Eastern and Southern Africa

Zimbabwe Has The Highest Number Of Cholera Deaths In Eastern and Southern Africa

Zimbabwe has recorded the highest number of cholera-related cases and deaths in the Eastern and Southern Region (ESAR) with 65 deaths and over 10 000 cases reported in the last quarter of 2018. Thus is according to a recent report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The report, released this past week, […]

Cholera Cases Rise To 191 In Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Cholera Cases Rise To 191 In Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Cholera cases in Mount Darwin have risen to 191 while deaths have remained at three in the artisanal mining area of Mukaradzi. Speaking to The Herald yesterday, Mashonaland Central District medical officer Dr George Mapiye said cases being reported at the clinic were no longer serious. “As of today (yesterday) cholera cases recorded are 191 […]

Zimbabwe Declares War Against Cholera

Zimbabwe Declares War Against Cholera

Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to come up with a lasting solution to the cholera outbreak in Harare and other parts of the country. The committee is chaired by Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo. Other members of the committee are ministers Obadiah Moyo (Health and Child Care), Mthuli […]

Borno IDPs Battle Cholera

Borno IDPs Battle Cholera

In the past two weeks, cholera has been ravaging Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDPs) in Borno State. A United Nations report said Borno recorded 530 cases with about 23 deaths. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the first case was recorded on August 16, 2017. The OCHA had said, “Over […]

Kenya: Three Die of Cholera, Five Others Admitted In Hospitals

Kenya: Three Die of Cholera, Five Others Admitted In Hospitals

Nairobi was on Thursday evening on high alert after three people who all met and ate at a wedding in Karen on Saturday died of cholera. Five others including a foreigner are admitted to various hospitals in the city. The victims and patients were part of a larger group of about 400 guests who had […]

Zambia: Schools Closed Down As Cholera Breaks Out In Chiengi

Zambia: Schools Closed Down As Cholera Breaks Out In Chiengi

Government has closed down three Primary Schools and all fishing camps along the Luapula River and Lake Mweru in Chiengi District of Luapula Province after cholera breakout. Chienge District Commissioner Davis Kasongole has named the closed institutions as Kefulwe, Chiba and Kabwe primary schools. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says the closure of the schools […]

Hunger, Looting And Now Suspected Cholera Hit South Sudan

Hunger, Looting And Now Suspected Cholera Hit South Sudan

Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “We expect a huge humanitarian crisis. Even before the current crisis, the health system in South Sudan was facing a […]

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