Advancing health security in Nigeria
One of the biggest priorities of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government in its first tenure was to strengthen and revitalise Nigeria’s health sector. This was evident in several ways. Perhaps one of the most valuable long-term investments of this administration is the passage of the Act establishing the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).…
Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique reports five cholera cases
Five cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique following the cyclone that ravaged the country killing at least 468 people, a government health official said Wednesday.
Borno to immunise 500, 000 residents against cholera
Borno State Government with support of World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to immunise 436, 190 residents against cholera in six councils. The targeted councils include Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere, Askira/Uba, Chibok, Ngala and Kala/Balge; all affected by insurgency in last six years. Flagging of cholera immunisation exercise at the weekend in Maiduguri, Cluster…
175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak
Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday.
New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government
The Zimbabwean government says it is concerned about the number of people still presenting with cholera signs and symptoms, in spite a vaccination programme against the diarrhea disease that started last week.
Cholera death toll climbs to 45 in Zimbabwe
At least 45 people have been killed by cholera in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, describing the strain as "multi-drug resistant".
Cholera killed 97 persons in Borno, Yobe, says UN agency
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has said Yobe State declared the outbreak of cholera two weeks after it was declared in Borno State and has so far killed 97 persons. Its Head of Communication, Samantha Newport, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday in Maiduguri, that the total recorded cases…
Five Easy Ways To Prevent Cholera
Over the past two weeks, a cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives, according to the United Nations. In Yobe and Borno states, a region that is also grappling with a Boko Haram insurgency, over 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded. On Wednesday, the UN reported that more than 500 people had…
Yobe confirms 906 cases, 61 deaths from cholera
The Yobe State Government, yesterday, confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera, with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state.
Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe
The death toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs. The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government…