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Mass cholera vaccinations begin in Rohingya camps

THANKALI, BANGLADESH: The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.…

Zimbabwe bans street food over typhoid, cholera fears

HARARE: Zimbabwe has banned street food vendors in the capital Harare after a typhoid outbreak blamed on poor sanitation and erratic water supplies. Portia Managazira, director for epidemiology and disease control in the health ministry,…

Tanzanian officials jailed for lateness

DAR ES SALAAM: Six government officials in Tanzania were jailed this week after turning up late for a meeting, reports said Friday, amid a government campaign to tighten standards and tackle corruption.