Cholera intervention in South Kivu
Although easy to prevent and treat, cholera affects up to 4 million people worldwide per year, resulting in up to 140,000 deaths.

Caused by a water-borne bacterial infection, cholera is transmitted through contaminated food or water, or through contact with fecal matter or vomit from infected people. A patient can lose up to 25 litres of fluid per day. Cholera can cause severe diarrhoea and vomiting, and rapidly prove fatal, within hours, if not treated. But cholera is very simple to treat – most patients respond well to oral rehydration salts, which are easy to administer. In more serious cases, intravenous fluids are required. Ultimately, no-one should die of cholera - yet well over 100,000 do each year.

 
MSF supported cholera treatment center in Al-Sadaqa hospital, Aden, Yemen
Yemen

MSF treats exponential increase in cholera cases since start of 2019

Press Release 27 Mar 2019
Cholera

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What happens in an MSF cholera treatment centre?

MSF often responds to outbreaks of cholera in the countries we work. But how do we set up our cholera treatment centres to ensure our patients get the best care possible - and that the disease doesn't spread? Learn more about the layout and activities of an MSF cholera treatment centre in this interactive guide.

Learn more about MSF's cholera treament centres
Daily Life in Abs Hospital
More patients mean more drugs, more staff, more water, more beds, more toilets are needed. Antonia Zemp, Nurse
MSF Blog

Cholera in Yemen: "Ali is fighting for his life"

 
Aid Drops In Remote Areas Of Haiti
Haiti

Massive distribution of building materials, three months after Matthew

Project Update 23 Jan 2017
 
HAITI Hurricane Matthew Response, Port-à-Piment mobile clinics
Haiti

Health status two months after Hurricane Matthew, in the hardest-hit provinces

Crisis Update 6 Dec 2016
 
Medical activities in Bentiu PoC, South Sudan, 2016
South Sudan

Medical situation remains fragile in Bentiu protection of civilians site

Project Update 16 Nov 2016
 
Juba Cholera Vaccination Juillet 2016
Cholera

A promising new one-dose cholera vaccination strategy could save lives during outbreaks

Project Update 20 Oct 2016
 
Hurricane Matthew Devastation in Haiti
Haiti

Responding to cholera and other medical needs

Project Update 13 Oct 2016
 
Hurricane Matthew Devastation in Haiti
Haiti

Teams reach hurricane-affected areas and find needs for clean water and medical care

Project Update 10 Oct 2016
 
Nigeria

Malnutrition is the biggest problem in Bama

Voices from the Field 7 Sep 2016
 
Katanga, DRC Sept 2013, Sam Phelps
Democratic Republic of Congo

After ten years, Shamwana project is closed

Press Release 16 Aug 2016
 
India

MSF calls for affordable pneumonia vaccines ahead of Pfizer’s patent hearing in India

Press Release 28 Jul 2016
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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