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South Sudan capital faces worsening cholera outbreak

South Sudan capital faces worsening cholera outbreak

May 28, 2014 0

JUBA 28 May 2014 (IRIN) - Health officials are warning that a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, which has left 23 people dead and forced more than 650 others to seek

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Alert over spike in Middle East flu virus

Alert over spike in Middle East flu virus

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 5, 2014 0

DUBAI 05 May 2014 (IRIN) - Health authorities around the world are on high alert after a sudden spike in the incidence of a deadly Middle Eastern flu bug that began in Saudi

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Alert over spike in Middle East flu-like virus

Alert over spike in Middle East flu-like virus

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 5, 2014 0

DUBAI 05 May 2014 (IRIN) - Health authorities around the world are on high alert after a sudden spike in the incidence of a deadly Middle Eastern flu-like bug that began in Saudi

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Displacement, violence likely cause of Iraq’s first polio case in 14 years

Displacement, violence likely cause of Iraq’s first polio case in 14 years

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 24, 2014 0

DUBAI 24 March 2014 (IRIN) - Health officials in Iraq are stepping up polio immunization and surveillance following the first confirmed case of the virus in the country in 14 years. >

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More work on HIV in Laos needed

More work on HIV in Laos needed

March 12, 2014 0

VIENTIANE 12 March 2014 (IRIN) - Health officials say more work is needed to fight HIV/AIDS in Laos, which has an over-reliance on foreign donors and lack of government support, as well as

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Papua New Guinea’s battle over betel nut

Papua New Guinea’s battle over betel nut

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 31, 2014 0

PORT MORESBY 31 January 2014 (IRIN) - Health officials in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are concerned over rising levels of oral cancer in betel nut chewers amidst a controversial ban on its usage

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Counterfeit drug war in Liberia

Counterfeit drug war in Liberia

January 29, 2014 0

MONROVIA 29 January 2014 (IRIN) - Liberia’s Ministry of Health is launching a major crackdown on counterfeit drug sellers throughout the country, but Liberians say they have no choice but to buy such

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Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks

Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 29, 2014 0

MANILA 29 January 2014 (IRIN) - Health officials are on alert to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in areas stricken by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Guinea rushes to curb measles outbreak

Guinea rushes to curb measles outbreak

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 27, 2014 0

DAKAR 27 January 2014 (IRIN) - Health authorities in Guinea are scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has killed one child, infected 37 others and spread to half of the country’s 33

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Open defecation raises risk in typhoon-hit areas

Open defecation raises risk in typhoon-hit areas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 19, 2013 0

TACLOBAN 19 December 2013 (IRIN) - Health officials and aid workers have expressed concern over increased levels of open defecation and a higher risk of disease in typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines, where

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