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Poor city planning exposing Kampala dwellers to cholera- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poor planning of the urban settlements in Kampala is partly to blame for the latest outbreak of cholera in the city suburbs, State Minister for Primary Health Care Joy Moriku Kaducu has said. According to Kaducu, several settlements in the suburbs of Kampala are located …

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Cholera hits Kampala and Mpigi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cholera outbreak has hit Uganda’s capital city Kampala. The Ministry of Health has so far confirmed seven cases that are currently undergoing treatment at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital (CUFH), Naguru. Three of these cases are from one family residing in Mpigi District while the …

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THIS WEEK: Ministry in cholera vaccination drive

Ministry in cholera vaccination drive Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is set to roll out an oral cholera vaccination in the disease districts of Hoima, Buliisa, Pakwach, Nebbi, Kasese, Ntoroko, Zombo, Moyo, Busia, Namayingo and Arua. The exercise that is to be conducted in a phased manner …

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THIS WEEK: Cholera hits Hoima, Kagadi

THIS WEEK: Cholera hits Hoima, Kagadi Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For two months now, cholera has hit residents of Hoima, Kagadi and Kyegegwa including the refugee settlements. Number of people affected with the disease in Hoima has reached 2000 and an estimated 40 kiled while Kyegegwa about 300 cases …

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13 die of cholera in NE Nigeria: official

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Thirteen people have died of cholera in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe in the past week, the state health commissioner said Friday, blaming the outbreak on contaminated water. Yobe is among the three states worst-hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, with many people living …

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Cholera ‘stabilising’ DR Congo capital: MSF

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A cholera outbreak in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa is stabilising and moving in a downward trend, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday. The latest outbreak has affected 23 of the 26 provinces in the vast central African country since 2017, with “55,000 …

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WHO says ‘high’ cholera risk in DR Congo capital

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The World Health Organization Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. “In a big city like Kinshasa, which has between 10 and 12 million inhabitants, …

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