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Cholera outbreak confirmed in Adjumani district

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have tested positive and 9 others hospitalised following an outbreak of cholera in Adjumani District. The confirmed cases are currently admitted at Nyumanzi HC III in Nyumanzi Refugee Transit Centre in Dzaipi sub-county. Adjumani District Health Officer Dr. Dominic Drametu explains that the …

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1.8 million Zambians get cholera vaccine

LUSAKA, Zambia | Xinhua | About 1.8 million Zambians in cholera hotspot areas have gotten the oral cholera vaccine as the exercise comes to a close, health authorities said on Saturday. Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo said in an update statement on the cholera situation that the vaccine was administered …

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Zambia heightens measures to contain cholera outbreak

LUSAKA | Xinhua | Zambian health authorities on Thursday announced that measures have been heightened to contain the outbreak of cholera which has now spread to 12 districts in the country. Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo said a multisectoral approach headed by the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit has been …

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Three cholera cases reported in Namayingo District

Namayingo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Namayingo Health department has reported finding three cases of cholera in the district. According to the District Health Officer, Mathias Mageni, both the cholera patients and their probable close contacts are currently being managed at Bukana Health Center III in Bukana Sub County. Mangeni explains …

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UPDF contingent in DRC joins drive to fight Cholera

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Contingent operating under the East African Regional Force (EACRF) to keep peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) joined the Local Community to fight against the Cholera outbreak disease. The disease has been registered in Mabenga and …

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Reset vaccine progress to drive global health equity

Forward-looking vaccine research is key to fighting cholera and other life-threatening diseases. Kampala, Uganda | Charlie Weller | Despite numerous successful immunisation campaigns, global vaccine coverage has plateaued over the last decade. The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to routine and reactive vaccination programmes, alongside the impact of conflict and natural disasters …

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COVID lessons could ease cholera outbreak – Moeti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The WHO regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, believes that the best way to end preventable epidemics is for governments to engage with communities to help understand how the disease is transmitted. She spoke in interview with SciDev.Net about cholera outbreak. Why do you think …

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