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08 May 2018 description

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, May 7 (Reuters) - The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, 18 months after war and a sanitation crisis triggered an epidemic, but the World Health Organization said it did not yet have permission nationwide to do the vaccinations.

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27 Apr 2018 description

"We have different teams operating on arterial problems in seven theatres at the same time"

  • Foreign surgeons join Palestinian doctors

  • Wounded flow in each Friday from protests at Israeli border

  • Israeli live fire draws international concern

  • Many shot in knee area, doctors say

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

18 Apr 2018 description

COPENHAGEN, April 18 (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk and aid agency Red Cross have teamed up to try to improve the treatment of chronic diseases among the millions affected by conflicts and humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria and Yemen.

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17 Apr 2018 description

By Laila Bassam

DOUMA, Syria, April 16 (Reuters) - It used to provide fresh food for the Syrian capital; now its hungry people are queuing for bread handouts from a truck.

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28 Mar 2018 description

"We ask for medicine but they don't send us anything"

(Repeats story published on March 25 with no changes)

  • Angolan health centres lack drugs and equipment

  • President Lourenço has vowed to improve health system

  • State budget for health lags peers

By Stephen Eisenhammer

OKANAUTONI, Angola, March 25 (Reuters) - Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health centre in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives.

24 Mar 2018 description

by Media Coulibaly | Reuters
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:36 GMT

MWENE DITU, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 21 (Reuters) - The guns have fallen silent in the Congolese town of Mwene Ditu, but each day starving children arrive at the small hospital there battling for their lives.

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27 Feb 2018 description

RIYADH, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a cholera epidemic in Yemen that killed more than 2,000 people could flare up again in the rainy season.

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20 Feb 2018 description

Zambia closed some schools and markets, among other measures, to curb the spread of the disease

LUSAKA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Zambia's cholera epidemic continues to slow with seven deaths recorded over the last month, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Tuesday.

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20 Feb 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:43 GMT

An outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid that began in Hyderabad in Pakistan in November 2016 is still spreading

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant "superbug" strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out, scientists said on Tuesday.

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19 Feb 2018 description

Cholera cases soar in Malawi following spread of disease from Zambia

BLANTYRE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained.

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19 Feb 2018 description

The southern state has requested emergency funds to supply food, shelter and health services

MEXICO CITY, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca requested federal emergency funds on Sunday to supply food, shelter and health services in more than 30 municipalities battered by last week's powerful quake in a region still reeling from temblors in September.

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09 Feb 2018 description

Rebuilding homes, hospitals, schools, roads, businesses and telecommunications is key to providing jobs and end displacement

By Ahmed Aboulenein

BAGHDAD, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Iraq seeks around $100 billion in foreign investment in transport, energy and agriculture as part of a plan to rebuild parts of the country and revive the economy after a three-year war on Islamic State.

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06 Feb 2018 description
  • Three deaths found to have causal link with Dengvaxia

  • Sanofi says no vaccine-related deaths reported to them

  • Expert panel recommends further studies (Changes date, adds Sanofi comments in paragraphs 12, 13 and 15)

By Manuel Mogato

MANILA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Philippines said on Friday the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the country, according to a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass immunisation.

23 Jan 2018 description

Cholera is a bacterial disease transmitted through food and water that causes severe diarrhea that can lead to sometimes deadly dehydration

LUSAKA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Zambia is close to containing a cholera outbreak that has killed 78 of the more than 3,600 people who have fallen sick since October, the government said on Tuesday.

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15 Jan 2018 description

The outbreak has killed 74 people since Oct. 4

LUSAKA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said.

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12 Jan 2018 description

Zambia on Sunday declared a curfew in Kanyama township, which has been badly affected by a cholera outbreak

LUSAKA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Police in Zambia arrested 55 people in Lusaka after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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12 Jan 2018 description

Zambia is one of Namibia's top four trading partners.

WINDHOEK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The Namibian government has provisionally banned the import of all perishable food, fish, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighbouring Zambia, which has been hit by a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 60 lives so far.

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11 Jan 2018 description

Zambia on Wednesday started vaccinations against cholera targeting 2 million people

LUSAKA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Zambia has closed its main passport offices in the capital, a hub which is always thronged with people, as part of measures to curb the spread of cholera which is sweeping the country, the government said.

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07 Jan 2018 description

Street vending and public gatherings have been banned in Lusaka to prevent the spread of cholera

LUSAKA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Zambia has declared a curfew in a poor Lusaka township badly affected by a cholera outbreak that has killed 58 people across the country since September, the government said on Sunday.

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04 Jan 2018 description

The spread of diphtheria - which can be prevented by vaccine - compounds widespread hunger and one of the worst cholera outbreaks ever recorded

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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