During the night between March 14 and 15, 2009, the tropical cyclone Idai hit Beira, the capital of Sofala Province, in central Mozambique.
The poorest neighborhoods have been the hardest hit. Cholera risk in the flooded city. Health service continuity must be provided despite the disaster.
The people of South Sudan are depleted. In 2018, 7 million people are expected to need aid as war is making food and basic services less available. The health system must be strengthened to help local communities grapple with the extreme problems they will face.