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Iraq’s Health, Sanitation Systems Struggling Under War, Sanctions, Cholera Outbreak

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Iraq strains the fragile state “The current cholera outbreak in Iraq has exposed fault lines in the region’s public health infrastructure…” (Bagcchi, January 2016). Reuters: Squeezed by budget and Islamic State, Iraqi health system struggles “…With Iraqis fleeing Islamic State in ever greater numbers,…

Cholera Outbreaks Represent ‘Shame On Our Society’; More Investment Needed To Stop Disease’s Spread In Haiti

Boston Globe: Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, infectious disease physician, senior health and policy adviser for Partners In Health, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital “…Colleagues in the Haitian government, nongovernmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies have…

Cholera Vaccine Campaign Reaches 230K People In Iraq

Agence France-Presse: Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign “More than 230,000 people received a first dose of cholera vaccine in a massive campaign to combat an outbreak of the disease in Iraq, the World Health Organization said Monday…” (11/9). NPR: Cholera Crisis: A Neglected Disease Is Back In The…

U.N. Agencies Supporting Iraqi Government Efforts To Stop Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: amid fears cholera outbreak may worsen, U.N. agencies step up support to government-led response “…UNICEF is part of urgent efforts underway to protect communities and families from the effects of a cholera outbreak that has already infected more than 2,200 people — about 20 percent of…

Media Outlets Report On Cholera Outbreaks, Immunization Campaign In Iraq

Foreign Policy: Cholera Is Coming “…[T]oday’s [cholera] outbreak, which is unfolding in the Middle East and East Africa, is growing during an El Niño climate event that is shifting the planet’s normal rain and drought patterns, spreading the waterborne cholera bacteria. But this year’s outbreak has dangerous added dimensions: Its…

Cholera Immunization Campaign Launched In Iraq To Combat Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Iraq combats cholera with massive vaccination campaign “Iraq is carrying out a major vaccination campaign to combat a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 2,200 people, the health ministry said on Sunday. The campaign, focused on vaccinating people displaced by conflict including the war with the Islamic…

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