Cholera epidemics hit West and Central Africa

cholera patients

• West and Central Africa are facing a serious cholera outbreak. So far this year more than 85,000 cases of cholera have been reported and 1,466 people have died from the disease. UNICEF says that it's dealing with one of the worst ever cholera outbreaks in the region.

Post-conflict African countries urged to reform security sector

Security Council chamber

• The need to reform the army, police and other security agencies in Africa is high on the Security Council's agenda. It is critical to ensuring peace and promoting development during reconstruction. The Council met on Wednesday to discuss this issue which is known as security sector reform or SSR.

Newly installed field hospital in Somalia helps displaced

field hospital in Dolow, Somalia

• Scores of internally displaced Somalis are moving to bigger cities like the capital Mogadishu in search of health care. To stop the huge influx and decentralize health care in emergency settings, the World Health Organization has set up a field hospital in Dolow, Somalia. The agency is providing supplies and staff for the hospital.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Jocelyn Sambira
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit
Duration: 10'00"

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