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150,000 cholera cases recorded in Africa in 2017 (WHO)

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31.08.2018 at 20:18

Cholera remains a major public health problem in Africa with more than 150,000 cases registered for more than 3,000 deaths in the year of 2017 alone, the Regional Director of the World Health Organization said in Dakar on Friday. for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti. Speaking at a press briefing on the margins of the sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, Ms. Moeti said that there was actions to be undertaken at the state level, particularly in terms of sanitation and the supply of good quality drinking water to reverse this trend.
To this should be added the use of cholera vaccine which, according to Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, "is very effective" to prevent possible cholera outbreaks.

Continuing, she informed that the health ministers of the different countries present at this meeting pledged to put much more emphasis on the prevention of epidemics but also on the effective response in the event of the emergence of a new disease. huge proportion.