This report presents the UN-IGME's latest estimates, up to year end of 2015, of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the country, regional and global levels. Estimates to year end of 2016 will be published in September 2017.

Poor sanitation, water accumulation behind spread of diseases

More cholera cases have been reported in Lusaka with the Ministry of Health placing the city on high alert.

The cholera cases have now risen to 11 from nine.

An Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) disease in Ethiopia's second largest city Dire Dawa, 446 kms east of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, has infected 127 people in September, an Ethiopian official said

DAKAR, SENEGAL - Health workers in northeast Nigeria said Tuesday that they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak that's sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram.

Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authori

KINSHASA - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Setting itself a three-year target to eliminate hepatitis, which affects 52 million people in the country, the health ministry is gearing up to roll out a national action plan by October end.

Thirty-five people have now died during a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, up from 21 at the start of the week, local health officials said on Sunday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday sounded alarm over the spread of a cholera in July, which has killed 528 people and now affects 20 of the 26 provinces in the Democratic Republic of

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