The health impact of Hurricane really consists of two parts – injuries and deaths caused by the actual impacts of the storm and then the follow-on impact of the damage caused by the storm. The damage is what will really...
Cholera is spreading like wildfire in Yemen. The epidemic began in October with 15 reported cases. As of last week, there were more than 100,000, with thousands of new cases each day. Now, in addition to an unrelenting war...
Post-hurricane conditions are ideal incubators for cholera. And so far, thirteen people have died of cholera in Haiti since Hurricane Matthew made landfall. Unless authorities and the international community move swiftly to stem another outbreak, many more people could soon...
A video from UNICEF shows how instability in Northern Mali is exacerbating a cholera epidemic.
Access to safe water and basic sanitation has been on the U.N.’s books as a fundamental right since 2010, but there are more tangible reasons that inadequate access to sanitation is an issue.
Three weeks ago, the United Nations asked the international community for 160 million to contain the cholera epidemic in Haiti. To date, only about 20% of the funding has been received.
The perception that the UN brought cholera to Haiti is now firmly embedded in the media narrative. Why that's problematic for the UN, the United States, and the Haitian government.
How bad is the cholera epidemic in Haiti? According to official figures, since the outbreak three weeks ago, 1250 people have died from contracting cholera. An additional 52,715 are being treated, and 20,867 people hospitalized. Meanwhile, an international plan to fight cholera is less than 10% funded.
The UN is warning that the anti-UN riots that have sprung up in a number of cities are undermining efforts to contain the cholera epidemic.