Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera 'stabilising' DR Congo capital: MSF

A cholera outbreak in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa is stabilising and moving in a downward trend, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says 'high' cholera risk in DR Congo capital

The World Health Organization Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera: the plague of the poor

Cholera, which has hit war-ravaged Yemen with 100,000 suspected cases and 789 deaths, is a highly contagious waterborne bacterial disease which can kill in a matter of hours.

Health

Gender equality comes one toilet at a time

Across the world, 2.4 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets and latrines, with nearly one billion people left to defecate in the open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nigeria on 'relentless' drive to eradicate polio

Nigeria will not relent in its campaign to stamp out polio until the crippling disease is completely eradicated, President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday.

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