Responding to Cholera as COVID-19 threatens Kenya’s health system

Zimbabwe: Managing water, waste, and vaccinations

In Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, recurring outbreaks of cholera and typhoid fever are a pressing health concern. In many of the city’s suburbs, public water supply is unreliable, and leaking sewage pipes, pit latrines, and poor waste management contaminate the groundwater. Using innovative borehole technology and empowering communities to manage their own water points, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has developed a highly effective environmental health toolkit.

Cholera epidemic in Burundi: "Thankfully, my family all came back cured"

Yemen: Stories of patients affected by cholera

In Yemen, there has been a resurgence of cholera, diphtheria and measles because the health system is in a state of collapse. Between 2016 and 2017, two waves of cholera hit Yemen.

Mozambique: Women's football team helping to build a cholera treatment center

After a cyclone ripped through their community in Mozambique, a group of local athletes were determined to participate in the emergency response. 

Yemen: MSF scales up activities as cholera spreads in several governorates

As new cases of cholera increase in Amran, Hajjah, Ibb and Taiz governorates, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is scaling up its response. Humanitarian assistance, and particularly water and sanitation activities, need to be increased to prevent cholera from spreading across the country, says MSF.

Innovation: IV fluids for Land Cruisers

Zimbabwe: Responding to cholera in Harare

25-year-old Atlas got infected with cholera while visiting her sister in Glenview, Harare, the epicenter of the current outbreak. After almost a day in the Cholera Treatment Centre set up by MSF in collaboration with City authorities, she is feeling much better. 

South Sudan: MSF begins cholera vaccination campaign

From June 2016 to February 2018 South Sudan experienced its longest recorded cholera epidemic, with 20,000 suspected cases and 436 deaths reported in the country. Although health authorities have declared the end of the most recent epidemic, cholera is endemic in the country and most likely to return.