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Africa’s all too preventable cholera crisis

Africa’s all too preventable cholera crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 1, 2018 0

Southern and East African countries are facing a severe cholera outbreak that is exposing the failure in public sanitation and the impact of government neglect. Last year, there were more than 109,442 cholera

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Cholera can kill quickly. In Yemen, it’s taking one life an hour

Cholera can kill quickly. In Yemen, it’s taking one life an hour

June 12, 2017 0

Cholera is now killing more people than bombs and bullets in Yemen, in a raging outbreak that is out of control thanks to the inability of the country to cope after more than

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Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

February 27, 2017 0

A declaration of famine in South Sudan has prompted a swirl of appeals for new funding to stem the catastrophe. There are millions of people in desperate need, and there are aid groups

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“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 26, 2017 0

Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves;

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Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain

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Top Picks: Subversive charities, the home of Zika, and Yemen explained

Top Picks: Subversive charities, the home of Zika, and Yemen explained

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 14, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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Shipping ban deepens Yemen’s fuel crisis

Shipping ban deepens Yemen’s fuel crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 16, 2015 0

AMMAN/SANA'A 16 April 2015 (IRIN) - A ban on shipping in Yemeni waters is worsening a severe fuel shortage that has already had a major impact on public health as the country endures

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Shortage of epilepsy drugs in Zimbabwe

Shortage of epilepsy drugs in Zimbabwe

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 11, 2014 0

HARARE 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Drugs for non-communicable diseases like epilepsy are being hardest hit by funding shortfalls affecting Zimbabwe’s public health sector. While the government is struggling to meet its budget

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TB drug resistance signifies failure

TB drug resistance signifies failure

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 9, 2014 0

LONDON 09 July 2014 (IRIN) - Tuberculosis control programmes are among the oldest public health campaigns (dating back 125 years) but are not nearly as successful as they should be. Despite effective drugs

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Malaria fight sees decade of progress, with pitfalls ahead

Malaria fight sees decade of progress, with pitfalls ahead

March 3, 2014 0

LONDON 03 March 2014 (IRIN) - A lot can change in a decade. Back in 2003, many countries still relied on the increasingly ineffective chloroquine to treat malaria. Malaria testing was a job

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