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23 Apr 2013 description

Dr. Azharul Islam Khan, chief physician and head of Dhaka Hospital’s Diarrhoeal Diseases Unit, was invited by GOARN (Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network) and the World Health Organization to conduct a post-epidemic evaluation of the 2012 cholera outbreak response in Sierra Leone.

04 Oct 2012 description

icddr,b’s emergency team of experts have recommended that nationwide scaling-up of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) as a life saving treatment for diarrhoeal diseases amidst the recent cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone. The recommendation was one of several made to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the team after spending three weeks in the west African country where they assisted WHO through the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network to manage the deadly outbreak. The team returned to Bangladesh from Sierra Leone on 30 September.

06 Sep 2012 description

An icddr,b emergency response team arrived in Sierra Leone today to begin working with the World Health Organization, which is tackling a cholera outbreak that has so far killed more than 230 people and is threatening the lives of thousands more.