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Haitian prime minister tours Port au Prince hospital after police take back from gang control

Jul. 09, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s newly selected Prime Minister Garry Conille and Haiti’s police chief visited the country's largest hospital on Tuesday, after authorities said they took control of the medical institution over the weekend from armed gangs. Haitian Police...

In the searing heat of the Gaza summer, Palestinians are surrounded by sewage and garbage

Jun. 27, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza (AP) — Children in sandals trudge through water contaminated with sewage and scale growing mounds of garbage in Gaza’s crowded tent camps for displaced families. People relieve themselves in burlap-covered pits, with nowhere nearby to wash their hands. In the...

Extreme weather. A lack of lifesaving vaccines. Africa's cholera crisis is worse than ever

May. 24, 2024 01:28 AM EDT

LILANDA, Zambia (AP) — Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly threat behind them: some of the continent's worst outbreaks of cholera. ...

UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

Apr. 18, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

The World Health Organization has approved a version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile and left poorer countries scrambling to contain epidemics. WHO authorized the vaccine, made by EuBiologics,...