Cholera vaccination drive targets two million people in five African nations

7 May 2018

An “unprecedented” response to a spate of cholera outbreaks across Africa is under way but vaccinations alone will not be enough, UN health experts and partner agencies said on Monday.

Between now and June, some two million people will benefit from an inoculation drive across five countries.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Michael Ryan, told Daniel Johnson that effective as vaccines are, access to clean water and sanitation are just as important.

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Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
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