WHO and partners support Sierra Leone as cholera epidemic spreads

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Cholera patients

• A deadly cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone has killed nearly 300 people with more than 18,000 cases reported since the beginning of the year. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls it the country's worst in nearly four decades. WHO and the International Red Cross/Red Crescent are helping Sierra Leone to control the epidemic.

 

Côte d'Ivoire faces big political and economic challenges

President Alassane Ouattara and UNDP chief Helen Clark

• Côte d'Ivoire is facing many challenges as it recovers from the violence that broke out after the November 2010 presidential run-off election. The head of the UN Development Programme has been to the country. UNDP says the economy is expected to grow this year but the country needs peace and stability to move ahead.

 

Sudanese refugee children in South Sudan are malnourished

Children in Yusuf Batil camp

• More than half of Sudanese children in Yusuf Batil refugee camp in Maban County in South Sudan are severely malnourished, according to Doctors without Borders. The non-governmental organization of medical professionals, known as MSF, says that between four and five children die every day in the camp. MSF is helping the children and the refugees at the camp.

 

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Dianne Penn
Production Assistant:Beng Poblete Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration:10'00"

 

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