GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was sending 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti, where cases of the killer disease have climbed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
“The top priority for those people affected by the hurricane is to give them access to clean water. That is the only way we can control cholera,” Dominique Legros, WHO cholera expert, told a news briefing before traveling to the Caribbean country.
At least 1,000 people have been reported dead, and those who have survived now face threats of a famine and spread of disease amid the hurricane's devastation
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Cholera outbreaks have killed at least 13 people in southwest Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, government officials told Reuters on Saturday, voicing concern that the disease is spreading.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries on Tuesday to raise taxes on sugary drinks it blames for fuelling global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, saying this would drive down consumption.
LES CAYES, Haiti (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health officials in Haiti on Thursday said they were preparing for a likely surge in cholera cases in the wake of Hurricane Matthew which severely damaged water supplies and sanitation...