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About cholera epidemics
No news is good news. In Haiti, no new cases of cholera have been confirmed for 15 months.
About cholera epidemics
During late-2017 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a cholera outbreak emerged that showed potential to spread throughout the city. In a recent publication in BMC Infectious Diseases, Bompangue and colleagues describe a novel targeted water and hygiene response strategy that was implemented to quickly stem the outbreak.
About cholera epidemics
A recent study has investigated the association between cholera and food insecurity in 30 low- and middle-income countries. The results showed a relationship between annual cholera incidence and overall national food security, availability and affordability.
About cholera epidemics
To prevent cholera and other diarrheal diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a project aiming to rehabilitate and extend the piped water infrastructure in Uvira is ongoing. A recent study evaluating the impact of the project has developed predictive models to estimate the probability of microbial contamination of household drinking water and the quantity of water used at home for domestic activities.
About cholera epidemics
No cases of cholera have been confirmed In Haiti since February 2019. This represents the first lull in cholera cases in the country since the bacterium was inadvertently imported nine years ago.
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The annual Global Alliance Against Cholera Advisory Council Roundtable Discussion was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. The meeting provided the opportunity to present and discuss some of the latest advances in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) to control and prevent cholera.
About cholera epidemics
The Ethiopian government has committed to developing an evidence-based multi-sectoral National Cholera Elimination Plan, in line with strategy “The Ending Cholera: A Global roadmap to 2030”. The plan was recently presented to stakeholders during a high-level advocacy meeting on 23 July 2019. The move represents a crucial milestone in the combat against the disease, which remains a major health burden throughout the Horn of Africa.
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An unprecedented number of countries have engaged in the cholera elimination strategy developed by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control. The "Ending Cholera: Global Roadmap to 2030" initiative has been designed to guide countries through the process of cholera control and elimination.
About cholera epidemics
The largest documented cholera epidemic of modern history began in Yemen in September 2016, and the disease continues to plague the country with another sharp increase in cholera case numbers in recent weeks.
About cholera epidemics
In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the first cases of cholera were confirmed in Beira, Mozambique, and the World Health Organization warns of the risk of a second humanitarian disaster.
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With the objective of cholera elimination in many countries by 2030, discussions during the meeting focused on the challenges, opportunities and key next steps for the GTFCC and WaSH Working Group to support countries and their National Cholera Plans.
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The Zambian government has established a new national multi-sectoral cholera elimination plan that aims to put an end to cholera in the country by the year 2025. Cholera hotspots identified in the country will be targeted for improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation and appropriate healthcare.
About cholera epidemics
During the week February 4th to 10th, a total of 573 suspected cholera cases were recorded in Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the majority of cases reported from the cholera-endemic provinces of Haut Katanga, Haut Lomami, Tanganyika and South Kivu.
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Democratic Republic of Congo
On the heels of the 2017 cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, case numbers have significantly declined in Kinshasa since the outbreak peaked in the capital on January 5th, 2018.
Democratic Republic of Congo
“This plan will pave the way for other countries in the fight against cholera” ~ Thierry Vandevelde, director general of the Veolia Foundation
Democratic Republic of Congo
The PNECHOL-MD (National Program for the Elimination of Cholera and the Control of Other Diarrheal Diseases), coordinated by Professor Didier Bompangue, responds to continuing cholera outbreaks in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that rarely encounter the disease.