Cholera: slow improvement

From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs,

Cholera Situation Report:
The cholera epidemic that has affected Zimbabwe since August 2008 is on a steady decline. The number of cholera cases and deaths being reported between January and March 2009 has reduced in all districts, except Harare and Chitungwiza. The decrease is a result of the coordinated cholera response, including better case management, increased water and sanitation activities, greater social mobilization, enhanced logistics, improved environmental health and more vigilant surveillance at both national and provincial level. The increase in cases and deaths in Harare and Chitungwiza has been attributed to interruptions in water supply, chronic water shortages and poor waste disposal. There is need for continued surveillance and verification of reports throughout the country despite the decline.
01 Apr 2009 Cummulative Cholera Cases and Deaths From 1 to 31 March 2009 (pdf map - web page)


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