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How I became an international aid worker: Sharon Reader
Sharon Reader talks us through her role as a beneficiary communications delegate for the International Federation of the Red Cross after returning from nine months in Sierra Leone.
Wed May 22, 2013
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Vibrio cholerae O1 Isolate with Novel Genetic Background, Thailand - "Myanmar
To the Editor: Vibrio cholerae O1, a causative agent of cholera, was classified into 2 biotypes, classical and El Tor .
Kasese flood victims need 11 million litres of water...
The Uganda Red Cross Society has said Kasese flood victims need up to 11 million litres of safe water if disease is to be avoided, amid fears of a cholera outbreak.
Mon May 20, 2013
4 Germs Cause Most of Infants' Severe Diarrhea
Just four germs are responsible for most of the severe and fatal diarrhea among the world's infants, according to a large new study.
No One Dies Of Cholera On The Gatwick Express
Remember that time you took the Gatwick Express into town, only there weren't any seats left, so you had to sit on the roof? Or the time you were delayed for two hours because a farmer was herding his cows across the line at East Croydon, and all the local traders popped up to sell you trinkets? No, of course you don't, because these things don't ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
Residents of Kanyogoga throw plastic bags containing faeces onto the roofs of their neighbours' houses at night, from which water is harvested In Chinua Achebe's book, Things Fall Apart, during one harvest, Okonkwo asked for seedlings from Nwakibie, a great man of the village.
Fri May 17, 2013
Ask, don't tell: the missionary aid model is the wrong way to help Haitians | Jill Filipovic
NGOs and aid groups should collaborate with Haitians, not perpetuate an often harmful 'we'll tell you what to do' culture More than half of global cholera cases occur in Haiti, where it is usually transmitted via contaminated drinking water.
Thu May 16, 2013
PCR assay for rapid detection of pathogens directly from stools of travelers with diarrhea
The latest issue of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology investigates a quantitative PCR assay for rapid detection of pathogens directly from stools of travelers with diarrhea.
India comes up with first indigenous low cost rotavirus vaccine
Diarrhoeal disease, which is responsible for one in every ten child deaths globally, is caused due to rotavirus.
Tue May 14, 2013
Uganda News Picks
Commercial Buildings Without Water in Masaka Municipality to be Closed
Masaka Town clerk Johnson Munono Baryantuma has given all commercial buildings which were disconnected from piped water over nonpayment in Masaka municipality a week's ultimatum to pay the bills or else face closure.
Rotavirus vaccines can save millions of lives: Study
A study has confirmed that rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea, the second largest killer of children across the world, and vaccines to contain the virus can change the situation dramatically.
Mon May 13, 2013
Haitian government warns public of cholera risk
Haiti's government Monday called on the public to act against cholera infections especially in the capital Port-au-Prince where one fourth of all cholera cases have occurred, local media said.
As the UN Evades Responsibility for the Cholera Epidemic, Haitians Continue to Suffer
Advocates for over 5,000 victims of cholera in Haiti put the UN on notice that they intend to file suit in a national court if the UN continues its refusal to provide compensation for its negligence in introducing cholera to the country.
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Photos: Superheros swarm the streets of Morristown for 5K
Contaminated water will probably never stomp all over Chicago, try to enslave the human race or foolishly explain it's dastardly scheme while a hero plots his escape.
Sun May 12, 2013
A Quantitative PCR Assay for Rapid Detection of 9 Pathogens Directly...
Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association , doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2013.03.037 BACKGROUND: & Aims: Every year 80 million tourists travelling to tropical and subtropical areas contract traveler's diarrhea .
Unhygienic street food landing people in hospitals
ISLAMABAD: With the summer season setting in, the sale of unhygienic and adulterated food items and juices at bus stops and public places has started playing havoc with the health and lives of citizens.
Fri May 10, 2013
Canada gives US$10 million to health innovations
Each project under the Stars in Global Health programme will receive CAN$100,000 according to Peter Singer, chief executive officer of the non-profit organisation Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Canadian government.
Dirty water: The major cause of children's illness and death
By Watuwa Timbiti At a communal water spring in Kinawataka, a low-end squalid suburb of Kampala, children with all sorts of repulsively dirty containers are not only collecting water, but equally littering the water point with rubbish.
Thu May 09, 2013
Coming Up: Charity Superhero Costume Contest in Morristown
Currently, 1 in 9 people in the world lack access to clean drinking water putting them at risk for debilitating diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera.