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No Cholera outbreak in Kumasi in three years – Mayor

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There has not been any Cholera outbreak in the Kumasi Metropolis outbreak in the last three years, Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Mayor, has revealed. “The...
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WAHO leveraging on technology to curb infectious disease outbreaks.

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The 15 member states of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Nigeria among them, are leveraging on technology that will help them prevent...
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Uganda’s Cholera Outbreak Leaves 8 Hospital

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Uganda's capital Kampala is experiencing a Cholera outbreak which has left eight people admitted to an isolation center, a ministry of health official said...

Global Handwashing Day: Ghanaians advised to adopt the hand washing practice.

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Ghanaians have been advised to regard hand washing with soap as priority in order to avoid a wide range of illnesses including cholera and...

Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe: Amnesty International Cautions Gov’t to Take Immediate Action.

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Amnesty International has called on Zimbabwean authorities as a matter of urgency to swiftly put measures in place to address the cholera epidemic that...
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MSF vaccinates 200,000 people against cholera in South Sudan

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International medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said Monday it has vaccinated more than 200,000 people against cholera in South Sudan during a four-week...
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GHS advises the Ghanaian public against cholera

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday cautioned the public to ensure cholera is prevented since Ghana will be getting to the peak season...
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Diarrhoea and cholera kills close to 19,000 Ghanaians yearly

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Madam Mary Ama Kudom Agyemang, a Media Expert on Thursday disclosed that about 19,000 Ghanaians die from diarrhoea and cholera annually due to the...
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Tanzania records 33,421 cases of cholera since August 2015 – WHO

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A total of 33,421 cases of cholera were reported across all 26 regions of Tanzania from August 15, 2015 to January 7 this year,...
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Kenya confirms two more cases of cholera

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Kenya's health authorities on Thursday confirmed two new cases of cholera in the coastal town of Kwale. County Health Executive for Kwale County Francis Gwama...
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Stakeholders In Health Charged To Walk The Talk

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Dr Emmanuel Arhin, Head of Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Development Studies, Navrongo has called for an interdisciplinary research approach to...
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Kenya forms task force to fight cholera outbreak

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Kenya's Ministry of Health on Monday unveiled a national task force that will coordinate efforts to manage an ongoing cholera outbreak. Director of Public Health...
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Nigeria records 184 cholera deaths in 10 months

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Nigeria has recorded 184 deaths caused by an outbreak of cholera in eight states across the country within 10 months, an official said on...

UCC Hospital Reports a 3rd Suspected Case of Cholera

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 The University of Cape Coast Hospital has recorded a third suspected case of cholera within a week. According to a Principal Nursing Officer...
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Cape Coast Hit With Likely Cases of Cholera

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file image The Directorate of Health Services (DHS), University of Cape Coast (UCC) has cautioned people within the Cape Coast Metropolis to be vigilant as...

Drought in Somalia: WHO calls for immediate action to save lives

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Drought has also led to lack of clean water and the largest outbreak of cholera Somalia has seen in the last 5 years, with...

London – Somalia conference to strategize ways of beating famine in Somalia

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Somalia is facing prolonged drought which has left 6.7 million people — more than half the population of the country – in need of...
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Africa: El Nino provides geographic dissemination of Cholera

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The geographic distribution of cholera incidents in Africa changes dramatically during El Nino years, with the burden shifting from portions of southern, central, and...
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Meningitis Under High Surveillance In Upper West Region

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Three districts in the Upper West Region recorded meningitis cases last year. The Nadowli-kaleo, Jirapa and Nandom Districts by virtue of the geographical location in...
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Guterres mulls new UN plan to fight against cholera in Haiti

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked all the 193 UN member states to inform him by March 6 if they intend to make voluntary...
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AOB District Records Zero Maternal Death

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Zero percent maternal death was recorded at Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) District in 2016 against zero per cent in 2015, five per cent in 2014, two...
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HFFG Disinfect Ho Municipal Of Insect

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Hope for Future Generation (HFFG), a non-governmental organization, with focus on health has disinfested selected communities in the Ho Municipal area with support from...

Using Primary Health Care To Prevent Diseases Is The Way Forward

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Preventable communicable, or infectious, diseases like cholera, malaria and HIV and AIDS account for millions of deaths in the world each year, especially in...

Owusu Bempah Reveals Angels Came Down To Vote For Nana Addo

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“God is going to send down angles to stop the terrorist attacks on Ghana. The angels would defend Ghana just like they came down...
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Cholera sparks fear in central Tanzania during festive season

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At least seven people have died of cholera in central Tanzania's region of Dodoma due to a cholera outbreak, authorities said Sunday. ...

Cape Coast Records 157 Cases of Cholera

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 157 cholera cases have been reported in the Central regional capital, Cape Coast. Addressing the media...

Cape Coast: More Than 20 People Hospitalised Over Cholera

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 The cholera outbreak in the Central regional capital Cape Coast has taken a new twist as over 20 people have been infected and hospitalized....

Cape Coast: 3 confirmed dead and 15 hospitalized in Cholera outbreak

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Three persons have reportedly died as a result of a cholera outbreak in the Central regional capital Cape Coast. Checks by Starr News’ Central...

Cape Coast Records 10 New Cases of Cholera

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The Central regional capital Cape Coast is recording new cases of the cholera disease, according to the Cape Coast Health directorate. Some 10...

The importance of public toilets

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Public toilets are built in communities to solve issues of open defecation and prevent diseases in various communities across the country. Its maintenance is...