Health

New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

Stephen, 12, romps confidently around the sunlit courtyard, weaving in between wheelchair-bound patients as he plays with the other children, his prosthetic leg barely a hindrance.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biggest ever cholera vaccine drive underway in Africa: UN

The biggest cholera vaccine drive in history is under way in Africa aimed at reining in a spate of outbreaks across the continent, the UN and charity alliance Gavi said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study warns of cholera flare-up in beleaguered Yemen

War-torn Yemen, caught in what the UN terms the world's worst humanitarian crisis, risks a resurgence of cholera that could infect millions as the rainy season advances, researchers warned Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could end this year: UN

Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could be over this year, the United Nation's children's fund said on Friday, as the number of cases declines following the world's most virulent outbreak in modern times.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18: ministry

An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues.

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