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Diphteria crisis in continues to escalate, spreading in the region

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The World Health Organization reports on the Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis “In Venezuela, the diphtheria outbreak that began in July 2016 remains active (Figure below). Since the start of the outbreak until EW 10 of 2018, a total of 1,602 suspected diphtheria cases were reported (324 cases in 2016, 1,040 in 2017, and 238 in 2018),…

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New York Times reports on Venezuelan Food Crisis

Last week, the New York Times published an in-depth investigative report on children with severe malnutrition in Venezuela. The article is available in English and in Spanish. Warning: this article contains graphic pictures of infant mortality and malnutrition.  

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Venezuela's Food Crisis among the worst in Latin America

This week, Bloomberg, The New Yorker and El Nacional all reported on the escalating food crisis in Venezuela. “Now, food shortages have become so dire that residents of downtown Caracas wake up to find their trash bags ransacked for food. About 40 percent of families in four of the most populous states have resorted to begging…

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Malaria Crisis Escalates in Venezuela

The malaria crisis in Venezuela is escalating. Last year, there were 240,613 cases of malaria reported to Venezuela’s Ministry of Health, that’s 100,000 more cases that the year before. This year, data suggests that there will be a 63% increase in malaria cases. That estimate is according to projections made by Venezuela’s health experts who are…

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World Health Organization's Report on Diptheria and Malaria in Venezuela

The PanAmerican Health Organization, a branch of the World Health Organization, released Epidemiological Updates for Diptheria and Malaria in the Americas. Cuatro Por Venezuela sends medicine and medical supplies to treat and prevent both of these diseases to our network of over 90 trusted partner organziations. Diphtheria in the Americas – Summary: Venezuela now has more…

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