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U.N. SG Guterres Proposes Shifting Unspent $40.5M From Haiti Mission To Cholera Fund; Health Experts Warn Of Nation’s Widespread Food Insecurity Following Hurricane

Agence France-Presse: U.N. wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund “The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the U.N. mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General António…

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Spreading At ‘Unprecedented’ Rate, WHO Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen spreading at ‘unprecedented’ speed, U.N. warns “As war-torn Yemen grapples with heavy rains, a collapsed health care system, and crippled economy, a resurgent cholera outbreak has spread with ‘unprecedented’ speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the World Health Organization warned Friday…”…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Election For Next WHO Director General

Financial Times: The challenge that awaits a new leader of the WHO Editorial Board “…[W]hen officials gather in Geneva this week to select a new leader for the U.N. agency, they should take their vote seriously: the outcome matters deeply. … [U]nless the new director general is able to overhaul…

Cholera Outbreak In War-Torn Yemen Could Reach 300K People In 6 Months, WHO Warns

IRIN: A country ‘on its knees’: Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen “…Shinjiro Murata, head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières, which alone has treated 1,670 patients, told IRIN he is ‘very concerned that the disease will continue to spread and become out of control.’ Those controlling the capital –…

Media Outlets Discuss WHO DG Campaign As Organization Prepares To Hold Election Next Week

International Business Times: Who is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s candidate to lead the World Health Organization? “Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Ethiopian candidate to become the next director general of the World Health Organization. He previously served as minister of health of Ethiopia, where he was responsible for a…

Death Toll In Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Reaches 180 People, ICRC Reports

NPR: Why A Man Is On An IV In His Car Outside A Hospital In Yemen “On Monday, authorities in Yemen declared a state of emergency due to a sharp rise in cholera deaths. … From Aden, Yemen, Dominik Stillhart, director of global operations at the International Committee for the…

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