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Lebanon cholera
Lebanon, which is already dealing with an economic meltdown and protracted political crisis, has been hit with a wave of Cholera cases, says the World Health Organisation.
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Lebanon will receive the vaccines within the next two weeks after the World Health Organisation approved a request for them, according to the country's public health minister.
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UN OCHA operations director Reena Ghelani told the UN Security Council cholera is 'rapidly spreading' throughout Syria, where it is now present in all 14 provinces.
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Authorities have temporarily banned sales of some syrup-based medications and identified the presence in some products of ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol as possible factors in the deaths of 141 children, most of whom were under five.
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The World Health Organization said the 'strained global supply of cholera vaccines' had pushed the International Coordinating Group, which manages emergency supplies of vaccines, to suspend the two-dose regimen.
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As of Tuesday, Indonesian authorities have identified 206 cases of acute kidney injury among children, with 99 fatalities, health ministry spokesperson Mohammad Syahril said on Wednesday.
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Sixty people have reportedly died from cholera in Syria since an outbreak of the waterborne disease began last month.

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Human rights organisations have called for an investigation into the deaths of 10 child cancer patients in Yemen after they were given expired medicine.
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The Houthi rebels' health ministry said 'bacterial contamination' had been detected in the injections administered to the children, who were being treated for leukaemia.
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The effects of seven years of brutal war have left Yemen's mental healthcare services overwhelmed.