UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

Oct 10, 2017

U.N. agencies say they have begun a "massive cholera immunization campaign" to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh

Lawyer says 81-year-old American held in Iran has surgery

Sep 20, 2017

A lawyer says an 81-year-old Iranian-American imprisoned in Iran on widely criticized spying charges has undergone surgery and had a pacemaker installed

Pakistan kicks off nationwide polio drive, citing success

Sep 18, 2017

Pakistan has launched its first nationwide polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach tens of millions of children while citing success in previous campaigns

Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

Sep 18, 2017

Bangladeshi authorities are trying to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar into crowded border camps and have started immunizing tens of thousands of children against diseases.

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

Sep 11, 2017

Overwhelmed Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with violent injuries inflicted on Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Wounded and 'afraid,' Rohingya seek Bangladesh hospital aid

Sep 5, 2017

With thousands of Rohingya refugees streaming across the swampy border into Bangladesh, one hospital was struggling to treat dozens of men who had arrived with bullet wounds and horrific stories of death

Aid group calls on Libya to end detention of refugees

Sep 2, 2017

Medical aid group calls on Libyan authorities to end arbitrary detention of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers

Troubled Indian hospital says 217 children died in August

Aug 30, 2017

A government hospital in northern India where dozens of babies died within two days earlier this month says at least 217 children have died during the month of August for a variety of reasons including an encephalitis outbreak

Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan

Aug 24, 2017

A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater

Dengue outbreak kills 5 people in northwest Pakistan

Aug 22, 2017

Pakistani official says outbreak of mosquito-borne disease in northwest has killed five people

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