Cholera

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently battling outbreaks of cholera and measles in and around the town of Marere in southern Somalia. Marere and the surrounding villages of Jilib, Keytoy and Osman Moto are host to around five thousand displaced Somalis, who have fled conflict and drought...
“I had no choice. My youngest son Eliezer was going out like a candle.” In a roughly constructed building with walls, floor and roof made from lengths of plastic sheeting, a worried father sits by his son’s side on a low bed. The main ward of MSF’s Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) in Mbandaka, the...
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MSF opening emergency treatment centres along Congo river On June 24 2011 the Congolese authorities officially declared three new provinces affected by the cholera epidemic. So far the disease has affected 2,787 people and caused 153 deaths in a series of locations up and down the Congo river. The...
In mid-May of this year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnessed a significant increase in the number of cholera cases in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, especially in the densely-populated Carrefour neighbourhood. In April MSF’s cholera caseload had declined to fewer than 400 patients per...
Following the January 2010 earthquake Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched the largest emergency operation in its history. A year and a half later, MSF’s projects are adjusting to changing situations. Thirty-five seconds. That’s all it took for an earthquake to shatter the lives of millions of...
The Haitian cholera epidemic is far from over. A sharp increase in cases has been seen in the capital and outbreaks have been reported elsewhere in the country. Although the cholera epidemic in Haiti began to decline in February, it has not yet ended. In Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera...
Following the spread of a cholera epidemic in the capital city of Yaoundé in Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a cholera treatment centre and provided care for hundreds of patients. It is five pm on 31 st March at a new cholera treatment centre (CTC) in Yaoundé, which has just been...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is preparing to reposition its response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti. In the coming weeks, the international medical aid organization will hand over responsibility for treating cholera patients to other national and international actors capable of assuming that...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has mobilized significant resources, particularly human resources, to address the cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti in late October. The organisation has put health workers through an accelerated training program that covers treatment protocols, rules of...
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