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.
The Jersey Journal
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.
Wed May 08, 2013
Haiti cholera victims may sue the UN
The victims include the families of the 8000 people who have died and hundreds of thousands of people who have fallen sick Victims of Haiti's cholera epidemic have given the United Nations a 60-day deadline to start talks about billions of dollars worth of compensation or face legal action.
Uganda News Picks
Floods Displace Kasensero Residents
LC I chairperson Kimwanyi zone Peter Mugerwa, says the continuous rainfall has pushed up the water levels in Lake Victoria leading to flooding.
Tue May 07, 2013
Haiti still plagued by cholera
Five months after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promised to "use every opportunity" to push for funding to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic, government officials in both nations are still waiting on donors to open their wallets.
Vibrio cholerae VttRA and VttRB Regulatory Influences Extend Beyond the T3SS Genomic Island
A subset of non-O1/non-O139 serogroup strains of V. cholerae cause disease using Type Three Secretion System mediated mechanisms.
Vibrio Infections Increase by 43% According to the CDC
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the annual food safety report card.
Diarrhoea, leading cause of child deaths
Diarrhoea remains the third cause of death among children under age five, accounting for 10,000 deaths annually.