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September 20, 2017 4:04 PM Over 200 student hit by food poisoning in Baringo school

More than 200 students of Kituro High School in Baringo Central have been sent home over suspected food poisoning. The learners, who were complaining of stomach pains and headache, were treated at a Kituro Health Centre and sent home. The school's head-teacher Salina Rotich on Wednesday confirmed that the students went home since Monday, and that some had already

September 18, 2017 2:26 AM Horn of Africa: Populations Impacted by Hunger and Disease (14 Sep 2017)

An estimated 37 million people are in need of emergency food assistance and 1.2 million children under five are severely malnourished in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen due to ongoing drought and conflict. Outbreaks of diarrheal disease, including Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/cholera, further worsen the situation. Children suffering from acute 1

September 18, 2017 2:26 AM Humanitarian assistance for Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia

Today I announce the Australian Government will provide further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. The Government will contribute $30 million in humanitarian assistance for people in these countries who are facing the risk of famine due to conflict and drought. In South Sudan and Somalia 1

September 16, 2017 5:54 AM South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 August 2017)

In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries reached the 2 million mark. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. Fighting in the Equatorias and Upper Nile continue to displace thousands of people. According to health partners, the cholera outbreak was declining due to the multi-sectoral response in the affected areas. A mid-year

September 13, 2017 8:47 PM Floods displace more than 100,000 in South Sudan

Over 100,000 people in central and northern South Sudan have been displaced by floods triggered by torrential rains in the past month, worsening the already fragile humanitarian situation, a senior relief official told Xinhua Wednesday. Mr Gatwech Peter Kulang, undersecretary for the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Risk Management, said heavy

September 13, 2017 7:00 PM Moz health authorities on maximum alert

Mozambican health authorities have issued a maximum health alert for threatened cholera outbreaks in that country, Medinfo reported on Friday. It said the World Health Organisation had issued a similar warning, expecting both diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera and malaria to start increasing. Medinfo said the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases were on the increase 1

September 6, 2017 11:39 AM Bulletin: Cholera/AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Update

More than 100,780 cholera / AWD cases and 1496 deaths (CFR: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include: Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda. Somalia accounts for 76.6% of the total 2

September 5, 2017 8:49 AM Police canteen in Nairobi is ordered shut due to cholera fears

The Nairobi city government has ordered that the traffic police headquarters food canteen be closed to contain the spread of cholera. Monday, the number of people infected with cholera rose to 92 - 87 police officers and five security guards stationed at the Multimedia University. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said the canteen was suspected to be the cause 7

September 5, 2017 8:49 AM Police canteen closed as cholera cases hit 92

Five more police officers are among those hospitalised with cholera symptoms as the number of cases rose to 92 on Monday following a fresh outbreak in Nairobi. The county government closed down the Nairobi Area police canteen after 83 police officers out of 430 residing at the Multi Media University hostels in Kajiado were infected after eating at the canteen 9

September 4, 2017 11:38 AM Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu blames food handlers for Cholera outbreak

Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu Monday visited 47 police officers who were admitted at Sinai Hospital in Kajiado County after testing positive for cholera. 92 policemen were taken ill on Saturday night when they started exhibiting cholera-like symptoms of severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea after eating contaminated food. Some patients have already 3