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During monsoon, Vitamin D deficiency, diarrhoea, malaria among health issues that can affect humans
India

During monsoon, Vitamin D deficiency, diarrhoea, malaria among health issues that can affect humans

Weather changes, moisture and an abundance of allergens usually make monsoon season very difficult for those who have asthma or are prone to respiratory allergies.

Pakistan takes a step towards ensuring safe drinking water. Here's why this is an important development
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Pakistan takes a step towards ensuring safe drinking water. Here's why this is an important development

Dirty water causes a host of diseases such as dysentery, polio, typhoid, cholera and chronic diarrhoea to name a few.

Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region crosses 500; UN says more than six million people at risk of disease
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Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region crosses 500; UN says more than six million people at risk of disease

The Lake Chad region straddles parts of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, which are all facing the crisis of a cholera outbreak.

Diarrhoea took more lives than any other water-borne disease in past five years, govt data shows
India

Diarrhoea took more lives than any other water-borne disease in past five years, govt data shows

Over five years to 2017, water-borne diseases — cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid and viral hepatitis — caused 10,738 deaths, latest government data shows

Yemen will face mass famine unless Saudi Arabia-led coalition ends blockade of aid, warns UN
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Yemen will face mass famine unless Saudi Arabia-led coalition ends blockade of aid, warns UN

Some 17 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of food, seven million of whom are at risk of famine and cholera has caused more than 2,000 deaths.

Rohingya crisis: UN launches cholera vaccination drive in Bangladesh for 650,000 refugees
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Rohingya crisis: UN launches cholera vaccination drive in Bangladesh for 650,000 refugees

The UN is working with the Bangladesh government to vaccinate 650,000 people living in the sprawling camps against cholera, which spreads through dirty water and can kill if left untreated

Yemen cholera crisis: WHO urges country to accept vaccines to contain epidemic which has claimed 2,000 lives
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Yemen cholera crisis: WHO urges country to accept vaccines to contain epidemic which has claimed 2,000 lives

Yemen, where a multinational conflict has caused a humanitarian crisis, had asked the UN health agency earlier this year for doses of the vaccine and later changed its mind

Sierra Leone mudslides: 109 minors killed, toll likely to increase as 600 still missing
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Sierra Leone mudslides: 109 minors killed, toll likely to increase as 600 still missing

At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone

Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease
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Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said

Cholera crisis in Yemen: Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7 mn aid to help WHO combat disease
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Cholera crisis in Yemen: Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7 mn aid to help WHO combat disease

Saudi Arabia has pledged $33.7 million to help the World Health Organisation eradicate cholera in war-wrecked Yemen, where the disease has killed nearly 2,000 people, the WHO said on Sunday

Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution
India

Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution

Despite rising expenditure in the health sector, both communicable and non-communicable diseases continue to claim lives in rather big numbers, shows white paper on Delhi’s health sector released by Praja Foundation on Thursday.

Yemen cholera outbreak: Death toll rises to 1,800; Red Cross warns over 6,00,000 may be affected in 2017
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Yemen cholera outbreak: Death toll rises to 1,800; Red Cross warns over 6,00,000 may be affected in 2017

More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday

Yemen cholera outbreak: 1,600 people dead as suspected cases surpass 300,000, says Red Cross
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Yemen cholera outbreak: 1,600 people dead as suspected cases surpass 300,000, says Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross said the cholera epidemic in Yemen "continues to spiral out of control" since it erupted in April.

Yemen cholera death toll rises to 1,500 since April; about 250,000 people infected: WHO
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Yemen cholera death toll rises to 1,500 since April; about 250,000 people infected: WHO

The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1,500 lives since April and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people.

Saudi Arabia rush in with $66 mn aid as Yemen struggles to tackle cholera outbreak
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Saudi Arabia rush in with $66 mn aid as Yemen struggles to tackle cholera outbreak

Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen, the media reported.

Yemen cholera outbreak: Number of affected could surpass 300,000 by September, says UN
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Yemen cholera outbreak: Number of affected could surpass 300,000 by September, says UN

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases at present, the United Nations said.

Less than 30 percent pledged aid delivered to war-torn Yemen: United Nations
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Less than 30 percent pledged aid delivered to war-torn Yemen: United Nations

Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a United Nations official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive.

Yemen cholera outbreak: 605 dead, 73,700 affected; WHO warns of healthcare system's collapse
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Yemen cholera outbreak: 605 dead, 73,700 affected; WHO warns of healthcare system's collapse

WHO warned that the healthcare system in Yemen is on the verge of collapse as many hospitals have shut down because of the ongoing conflict

United Nations warns Yemen conflict is leading to country's collapse
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United Nations warns Yemen conflict is leading to country's collapse

Stephen O'Brien told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that "Yemen now has the ignominy of being the world's largest food security crisis," with over 17 million people in need of food

United Nations: 1.4 mn children acutely malnourished in Somalia in 2017
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United Nations: 1.4 mn children acutely malnourished in Somalia in 2017

Geneva: Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50 percent from late 2016, the UN said on Tuesday.