We welcome this news from @biovac_inst. The #cholera vaccine is in short supply globally with demand outstripping supply each year. I call on the pharma industry to step up and help us address the shortage of this life-saving vaccine.⁰https://t.co/RCOTZZnCO5— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) November 25, 2022
In New York, a study estimated the total net savings attributable to #COVID19 vaccination were $51.77 billion! Not only are vaccines one of the most cost-effective health interventions, but the return on investment also helps boost economies! https://t.co/ZB5dL40jzl— Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (@gavi) November 26, 2022
Bangladesh launched a two-part vaccination campaign after researchers noticed an increase in cholera cases in its capital city.
The disease is endemic in Bangladesh, known as the “homeland of cholera” for its constant threat year-round.
At the Dhaka hospital, diarrhea patients jumped from 10,552 in March to 30,372. The number jumped again in April to 31,700, indicating a cholera outbreak soaring in the city. Based on the lab results, it was probable: the number of confirmed cholera patients in March grew by more than 34%.
Dr. Firdausi Qadri, a vaccine scientist at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said this springtime patient spike was enough to alert the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to the need for action.
Bangladeshi #scientist #FirdausiQadri has been honoured with the #RamonMagsaysay Award.— Nurunnaby Chowdhury (@nhasive) August 31, 2021
Firdausi, a senior scientist at the @icddr_b, has been working on research related to infectious diseases and vaccine development over the past 25 years. Congratulations! 🇧🇩 pic.twitter.com/X9qg0VQ5la
Kuwait detects cholera in citizen arriving from neighbouring country – health ministry https://t.co/7DRdIRihlz— kittykat48 (@kittykat484) November 27, 2022
#Lebanon: MSF starts #cholera #vaccination amid threat of a full-blown spread of the disease https://t.co/Rx5lxvoTR5— MSF Canada (@MSF_canada) November 27, 2022
UNICEF seeks $27.5 million to step up cholera response in Haiti https://t.co/DEPfHCU2Y7— Patna Times Now (@patnatimesnow) November 27, 2022
According to medical authorities, 384 cases and 12 deaths from #cholera in NW #Syria have been recorded as of today, Thursday, November 24th.— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) November 24, 2022
Our teams continue emergency response work to limit the spread of cholera among civilians. pic.twitter.com/Iu1sSpcDYr
#Cholera is not just a disease but a symptom of broader social, economic &political problems leading to poor #health, high mortality&human suffering.#UNLebanon believes that ending cholera is not only about preventing deaths but also improving living conditions of the poorest. pic.twitter.com/DwcWeV0z91— UN_Lebanon (@UN_Lebanon) November 27, 2022