Continued Catastrophe in Yemen: A War-Torn Country Plagued with Multiple Infectious Diseases

While COVID-19 dominates global headlines, Yemen, a country located on the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East, has been experiencing years of multiple intense and extremely deadly disease outbreaks since 2015. The roots of Yemen’s health and humanitarian crises date back to the Arab Spring … Read more about Continued Catastrophe in Yemen: A War-Torn Country Plagued with Multiple Infectious Diseases

Rohingya Crisis: Public Health Threats and What You Can Do to Help

A 75-year-old mother with a broken arm, dragged to safety over three days. Pregnant women on the run, giving birth on the side of the road. A five-year-old girl scarred by an encounter with a military vehicle, sleeping on a dirty hospital floor. These are only a few faces and devastatingly horrific … Read more about Rohingya Crisis: Public Health Threats and What You Can Do to Help

Cholera Plagues East Africa

Africa is no stranger to cholera, with the continent accounting for 41% of the world’s reported cholera cases in 2015. Cholera is an easily preventable, acute diarrheal disease that is spread by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces. VIGILINT Staff Physician, Dr. Jason Pickett, highlights … Read more about Cholera Plagues East Africa

Yemen: A Man-Made Cholera Outbreak

Yemen’s cholera outbreak has deep roots in the country’s civil war; warring factions have destroyed sanitation infrastructure and blocked access to critical medical and humanitarian supplies. Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by the ingestion of bacteria present in water and food … Read more about Yemen: A Man-Made Cholera Outbreak