Category Archives: Occupy Healthcare

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours – Heavy rainfall is accelerating the spread of cholera in Sierra Leone and Guinea, where existing health risks such as poor hygiene practices, unsafe water sources and improper waste management are believed to have triggered the disease which has killed 327 people and infected more than 17,400 in both countries since February.

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours Photo: Nancy Palus/IRIN An aid worker distributes soap and bleach in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, where people have been infected with cholera FREETOWN, 31 August 2012 (IRIN) – Heavy rainfall is accelerating the spread … Continue reading

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