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ENVIRONMENT AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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This week’s episode will focus on MDG 6 and MDG 7. 
 
THIS SHOW WILL BE HOSTED FROM 3 DIFFERENT CONTINENTS   as Mini is in India ( Asia) , Elvira is in Nigeria ( Africa) and AV is  based in the United States of America( North America) 
 
As we all know the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria, worm infestations , cholera , childhood respiratory infections just to name a few in the long list are linked to the nvironment directly and indirectly. 
 
  
WHO/Felicity Thompson
24 September 2012 – Sierra Leone is in the midst of its worst cholera outbreak in 15 years. As of 19 September, there were more than 19 000 cases reported and 274 deaths. WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have established a cholera control and command centre to coordinate the response to what has turned into a national emergency .
 
On 16 August, President Koroma declared the situation a “public health emergency”. Ten days later, the Ministry of Health established, with WHO support, a Cholera Command and Control Centre. Building on experience from the 2008 cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the centre coordinates the response among the many health partners involved in the relief effort. The Minister of Health and WHO co-chair daily meetings at WHO’s office in Freetown at which the partners discuss the day’s case numbers and other information to plan activities.
 
 

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