Posted by: africanpressorganization | 16 January 2009

Zimbabwe / Cholera outbreak not yet under control.







Zimbabwe / Cholera outbreak not yet under control.



HARARE, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general and the spokesperson for the general assembly president



The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak, which has claimed more than 2,200 lives, is not yet under control.


OCHA notes that humanitarian agencies are supporting 172 cholera treatment centres throughout the country.  They are also promoting cholera awareness campaigns and helping to set up operational frameworks for cholera command centres and rapid response teams.


Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s food security situation is becoming increasingly difficult as the lean season sets in, OCHA adds.


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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