Over 830 000 cholera vaccinations planned in DRC: WHO

2019-05-28 05:54

More than 830 000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province will be vaccinated against cholera, which has claimed over 240 lives this year, the World Health Organisation says.

Mozambique races to contain 1 000 cases of cholera

2019-04-01 20:00

Mozambican and international health workers are racing to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where the cases of the disease has jumped to more than 1 000.

Death toll from DRC cholera outbreak at 857

2018-11-15 12:48

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation says.

Cholera outbreak: 175 dead, over 10 000 affected in Nigeria

2018-11-12 15:15

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 says.

Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths

2018-10-03 19:31

Zimbabwe has embarked on a massive vaccination drive as it battles a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 49 people.

Cholera crisis signals deeper problems for Zimbabwe

2018-09-28 16:04

The rate of new cholera infections has decreased in Zimbabwe after a flurry of public warnings to wash hands and radio jingles warning the public of its symptoms.

Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives

2018-09-27 20:00

A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN has said, citing health ministry figures.

Top Africa stories: Zim cholera, Moz, Tanzania

2018-09-24 10:33

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities, and at least people have been 12 killed and 14 others have been wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks, says a source.

Zimbabwe merely ‘postpones’ cholera outbreak

2018-09-23 11:29

Despite a declaration by the government that the current cholera outbreak has been tamed, public health professionals in Zimbabwe say the outbreak has merely been “postponed” as the measures put in place are “stop-gap” solutions.

Limpopo health dept says ready for cholera patients coming into SA from Zim

2018-09-22 07:00

The Limpopo health department says it's ready for a possible influx of people who might cross the border from Zimbabwe, in order to seek medical help for cholera or typhoid.


Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen

2019-04-04 22:51

Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the UN reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months.

Mozambique says cholera cases up to 271 in cyclone-hit city

2019-03-30 13:29

Mozambique says cholera cases now up to 271 in cyclone-hit city as vaccines are rushed in

Cholera case reported in Limpopo, patient recovering

2018-11-13 15:26

A case of cholera has been confirmed in Limpopo, involving a migrant farm worker from Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans react angrily to picture of Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera

2018-10-18 09:13

Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to a picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera in Harare.

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people

2018-10-03 18:32

Niger's public health ministry says at least 68 people have died in a cholera epidemic that began in July.

Zim's MDC delays 19th anniversary celebrations... again

2018-09-28 12:36

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has again been forced to postpone its 19th anniversary celebration due to a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 45 people in the southern African country, according to a report.

Cholera death toll climbs to 45 in Zimbabwe

2018-09-25 16:23

At least 45 people have been killed by cholera in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, describing the strain as "multi-drug resistant".

Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria's northeast

2018-09-24 09:30

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations says.

Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe's latest crisis

2018-09-22 13:05

Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.

Cholera outbreak: 'We are living in fear...authorities are not doing enough,' residents say

2018-09-21 11:55

Sixty-year-old Emma Zhakata winces, struggling to hold back tears as she relates how her husband, one of 32 cholera victims in Zimbabwe, died within hours of falling ill. Read more...

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