West Africa: Tropical Diseases Spread After Flooding

In the wake of regional flooding, the United Nations is calling for urgent help to combat series of intestinal-worm and other tropical diseases that have spread.

  • West Africa:  Tropical Diseases Spread After Flooding

    UN News Service, 26 October 2012

    Countries gripped by a hunger crisis in West Africa's Sahel region urgently need additional help to combat a series of intestinal-worm and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) ... read more »

UNICEF warns of growing risk of cholera upsurge in Africa'’s Sahel region.

  • Sierra Leone:  Between Cholera and November 17 - Points to Ponder (opinion)

    Concord Times, 21 September 2012

    Time flies. So true. A few days ago President Ernest Bai Koroma turned five years in office as voters get ready to assess his performance through the ballot box. If voters are ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Conakry Residents Demand Cholera Vaccine

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 13 September 2012

    With Guinea facing its gravest cholera outbreak since 2007, some residents of the capital Conakry are clamouring to be vaccinated. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Health of Flood Victims Worries MWHUN

    Vanguard, 21 October 2012

    MEDICAL and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, MWHUN, weekend expressed concern over the health and general well-being of Nigerians now endangered by flood disasters across the ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Ban Ki-Moon at UN Meeting on the Sahel (document)

    United Nations, 26 September 2012

    The Sahel is at a critical juncture. Political turmoil, extreme climatic conditions and fragile economies are combining to create a perfect storm of vulnerability. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Flood - Women, Children to Get Free Treatment in Kogi

    Daily Trust, 22 October 2012

    Wife of the Kogi State governor, Hajia Halimat Wada, has said that women and children displaced by flood in the state will receive free medical treatment. Hajiya Halimat disclosed ... read more »

  • Mali:  Humanitarian Situation in North Continues to Cause Concern (press release)

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 16 October 2012

    The humanitarian situation in the north of Mali is still deteriorating. Not only are people struggling with the effects of armed conflict, but recent flooding has destroyed crops ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NEMA Warns On Looming Epidemic

    Daily Trust, 16 October 2012

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned against a break-out of epidemics in the submerged areas. The agency gave the warning while distributing relief materials ... read more »

  • Ghana:  World Food Programme Supports Flood Victims

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 2 October 2012

    VICTIMS OF the recent floods in the Upper East Region have received food and non-food relief items from the World Food Programme. The programme's support followed a request by the ... read more »