Le choléra, une menace permanente en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centrefr.allafrica.com | 06 Mar 2012
Un des plus grandes épidémies de choléra en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre de ces dernières années est arrivée à terme, même sil faut rappeler que beaucoup reste à faire avant la prochaine saison des pluies. Au total, 105.248 cas de choléra ont été signalés dans 17 pays en 2011 et 2.898 personnes...
allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa: Les habitants de Goma expos's ? des maladies hydriquesfr.allafrica.com | 23 Jan 2012
Il est 6 heures du matin à Himbi, quartier qui longe le lac Kivu aux abords de Goma, dans le Nord-Kivu, en RDC. Hommes, femmes et jeunes filles viennent s'approvisionner en eau à la "plage du peuple", un des plus grands points de puisage d'eau de Goma. De nombreux habitants de Keshero, Katindo, Himbi, Majengo et autres quartiers non desservis en eau potable parcourent de très longues distances pour venir chercher de l'eau.
Cameroun: Douala - 359 nouveaux cas de choléra registrés en 16 joursfr.allafrica.com | 28 Nov 2011
Nous avons déjà reçu 359 patients à ce jour (vendredi, 25 novembre) depuis notre implantation le 09 novembre 2011. Les premiers jours nous avons eu 64 admissions.Nous recevons actuellement entre 12 et 15 patients au quotidien, informe le responsable du projet Urgence choléra. Selon le Dr Claire Gutierrez, les districts de Deido, New Bell et Nylon sont les plus touchés. Le Ctc a une capacité d'accueil de 132 lits, pourtant, environ 90 d'entre eux ont déjà été utilisés...
Cholera Epidemic Persists in Cameroonglobalpressinstitute.org | 25 Oct 2011
BEFANG, CAMEROON '?? Befang, a small village in the Menchum division of the Northwest region of Cameroon, is still feeling the pangs of the ongoing cholera outbreaks that began here in 2010. Beatrice Ngea, 25, recounts her experience in this village during the outbreak there this year.
Clean Water: A Simple Solution Saves LivesEnvironment South Africa | 22 Oct 2011
Today, over a billion people do not have clean drinking water. But Dr. Greg Allgood is helping change that. He is providing millions with clean water through a simple water purification packets developed by Proctor and Gamble and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
KENYA: Disease concerns as flash floods hit coastal areaIRIN News | 17 Oct 2011
MOMBASA 17 October 2011 (IRIN) - Flash floods in coastal areas of Kenya have claimed several lives, damaged schools and destroyed sewage systems, leading to fears of disease outbreaks, according to officials and local residents.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Assessing the True Value of WaterInter Press Service | 03 Apr 2011
As water resources in Southern Africa come under pressure from growing population, climate change and increasing industrial and agricultural use, economic accounting for water is among the tools that could aid better management.
GHANA: Doctors fear coming rains will fuel choleraIRIN News | 01 Apr 2011
Health officials in Ghana are worried the rainy season, due to start in April, will fuel the spread of cholera, which has killed at least 69 people and stricken more than 5,000 in the past few months. Five of Ghanas 10 regions are affected, with Accra seeing the highest number of deaths to date - 36.
Namibia/State of emergency declared: VSO's Namibian volunteers on the front linefeedproxy.google.com | 31 Mar 2011
Floods and storms are threatening the homes and work of VSO's 54 international volunteers in Namibia including 22 volunteers from the UK. Half of VSO's international volunteers are located in the flood-affected north of the country, close to the borders with Zambia and Angola – where a State of Emergency has been declared. Access to clean drinking water is the immediate concern for the staff and the communities they live in.
UGANDA: Food, water crisis looms for thousandsIRIN News | 23 Mar 2011
Thousands of people in 36 of Uganda's 112 districts are at risk of serious food and water shortages due to drought attributed to the La Niña weather phenomenon. Health officials have warned of outbreaks of diseases such as diarrhoea and dysentery, due to poor hygiene.
WATER: Optimism at World Water Day conferenceIRIN News | 23 Mar 2011
Half the world's population now lives in cities, and this figure is expected to balloon to more than 70 percent by 2050, but in Africa, where the rate of urbanization is highest, the provision of clean drinking water has been shrinking steadily since 1990. "The ability of [African] governments to...
Africa: U.N. Water Conference Focuses on CitiesAllAfrica.com | 22 Mar 2011
Cape Town — As a U.N. conference on water opens in South Africa today, the country's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has repeated warnings that the country faces a water supply crisis. Experts attending the three-day conference will consider the challenges posed by growing demands, migration and water resources potentially limited by careless use and climate change.
Innovations in water management needed to sustain citiesfeedproxy.google.com | 22 Mar 2011
"Within the next 20 years, 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, with most urban expansion taking place in the developing world. Ensuring access to nutritious, affordable food for the poorer of these city-dwellers is emerging as a real challenge," said Alexander Mueller, FAO Assistant Director-General for Natural Resources.
Uganda: Food, Water Crisis Looms for ThousandsAllAfrica.com | 15 Mar 2011
Thousands of people in 36 of Uganda's 112 districts are at risk of serious food and water shortages due to drought attributed to the La Niña weather phenomenon. Health officials have warned of outbreaks of diseases such as diarrhoea and dysentery, due to poor hygiene. The situation requires urgent attention, says the Minister for Disaster Preparedness, Musa Ecweru. "We are experiencing food shortages; some families are [already] going without food."
International Medical Corps Teams in Libya and Tunisia Find Most Urgent Needs Include Qualified Nurs...feedproxy.google.com | 10 Mar 2011
International Medical Corps' emergency response teams in eastern Libya and at the border in Tunisia are conducting ongoing assessments of health needs and providing critical medical supplies. The teams have found that a shortage of nurses is a key concern in eastern Libya, and water/sanitation/hygiene services and psychosocial support are needed in camps on the Libya-Tunisia border.
Regional Humanitarian Health Update Eastern and Southern Africafeedproxy.google.com | 18 Feb 2011
Risk of flooding with potential damage to health facilities and equipment and epidemic outbreaks (especially of cholera) remains the most important health threats in the sub?region in the last couple of weeks. As predicted, Southern Africa continues to report heavy rains resulting in rising levels of rivers in January 2011. So far, nine 9 provinces of South Africa are affected with an estimated death toll of 70 and 8,000 persons displaced.
Lake Chad's receding water level heightens risks of malnutrition and diseasefeedproxy.google.com | 10 Feb 2011
Yakowra Malloum commands respect as she enters the Sultan's compound in the centre of Bol. Covered in a bright coloured scarf, with an intricate floral henna design running down her arms, she looks like many of the other women who have gathered in the later hours of a hot sunny afternoon. But this trained pharmacist, who has spent the last 20 years working with the Ministry of Health, is different.