11-30 | Cholera has spread across all districts of Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, home to 2.1 million people. The cholera epidemic was officially declared 14 months ago, in September 2010, and has peaked and troughed a number of times since then. In March/April, during the 'short rainy season', cholera peaked with an average of 120 cases per week. The number of cases had been increasing steadily since September, during the rainy season, with more than 400 cases per week by mid-October.
11-28 | In the second half of 2011, MSF witnessed increased insecurity in the camps located near Dadaab, Kenya. The kidnapping of two MSF international staff members in October forced the organisation to halt activities in Ifo camp and to temporarily reduce services in Dagahaley camp to life-saving activities in the hospital only.Despite the situation, MSF medical teams never stopped providing medical care in the biggest refugee camp in the world, and MSF has now resumed all medical activities in Dagahaley.
11-3 | “The emergency is far from over,” says MSF.Unless the capacity to deliver aid is rapidly increased, there will be significant problems in meeting the needs of Somalis fleeing to Ethiopia, the international medical humanitarian organisation MSF said today.
10-20 | One year since the start of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti, people all over the country are still threatened by the deadly disease. Healthcare services and measures to prevent the spread of cholera are still inadequate, medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned.
10-12 | Cholera is still rife in Haiti and far from under control. Having ravaged other parts of the island in June, it is now returning to the Haitian capital with a vengeance. According to figures from the Ministry of Public Health and Population, at the end of August over 446,000 people had been infected by the disease and approximately 6,300 people had died from it. Since the first cases of cholera were confirmed in October 2010, MSF has treated almost 160,000 patients. Its teams have been deployed in nine out of the ten departments in Haiti.