10-23 | St. Marc MSF teams continue to work with the Haitian Ministry of Health at St. Nicholas Hospital. Plans are underway to erect a cholera treatment center in the town, which should be functional within the week. Petite Riviere de l'ArtiboniteMSF is setting up a 20-bed cholera treatment center in the town. Medical teams today saw 89 cases of watery diarrhea.Port-au-Prince
10-22 | Following the outbreak of acute diarrhea in the Artibonite region of Haiti, Médecins Sans Frontières medical teams—including doctors, nurses, and logisticians—immediately traveled to the affected areas along the Artibonite River, between the cities of Saint-Marc and Mirebalais. According to Haitian health authorities, at least 138 people have died and 1,500 cases of cholera have been confirmed.
10-1 | A long drought in Chad, followed by torrential rains, has destroyed crops, flooded wells and cut off villages. Weakened by malnutrition and without access to clean water, people are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of cholera in the region.
9-28 | MSF has set up treatment centers in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria after an outbreak of cholera occurred in a number of places in the whole region. In early summer, a cholera outbreak appeared in four neighboring countries in western Africa. Although cholera is endemic in the region, there have been far more cases than usual.
5-12 | International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expressing grave concern for the health and lives of thousands of survival migrants and refugees entering and living in South Africa. Sexual violence, appalling living conditions, police harassment, threats of xenophobic attacks and a lack of access to essential healthcare still define the desperate lives of thousands of these vulnerable people.