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Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:06

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti`s deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

Hilleman Labs, Gotovax AB to develop cholera vaccine

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 19:49

Two global pharmaceutical firms - Hilleman Laboratories and Gotovax AB - Tuesday joined hands to develop affordable oral cholera vaccine.

Hilleman Labs partners with Gotovax AB for cholera vaccine

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:21

This vaccine candidate is suited for geographies with the high cholera burden such as Africa and South Asia.

South Sudan crisis `deteriorates` after six months of war

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 13:32

Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which has been devastated by six months of conflict.

South Sudan reports nearly 1,500 cholera cases: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:06

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that a total of 1,500 cholera cases has been reported in South Sudan till date, media reported Tuesday.

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 06:35

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

Eight dead, hundreds ill from `tainted water` in Philippines

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 18:51

Health officials are testing for cholera and other diseases after eight people died and hundreds more fell ill in a remote area in the Philippines, possibly from contaminated water, authorities said Wednesday.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez obituary: 87 years of Magic!

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 09:22

There are only a few writers who can evoke such vehement emotions in you and leave you astound with wonder. Such is the case with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Haitians sue United Nations over cholera epidemic

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 04:23

Nearly 1,500 Haitians filed a lawsuit seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a cholera outbreak that health officials say has killed more than 8,000 people and sickened over 600,000 in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Scientists develop method to predict epidemics

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 20:20

A risk map using environmental and health data can predict epidemics, scientists say.

UN warns of surge in Haiti cholera deaths

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:08

A United Nations envoy warned Wednesday that cholera deaths in Haiti will surge and spread to other countries unless more funds are found to battle the epidemic.

`Cholera outbreak claims 74 lives in Nigeria`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:22

As many as 74 people have died of cholera in Nigeria, the country`s health minister said Monday.