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Aid Agencies Ramp Up Cholera Outbreak Response In Zimbabwe; President Calls For Improved Water, Sanitation Systems

Agence France-Presse: Zimbabwe cholera deaths rise to 25 as WHO steps up response
“The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 25, the government said Thursday as the World Health Organization warned that the water-borne disease is spreading rapidly in the capital Harare. ‘There are now 3,766 cases. The number of deaths is now 25,’ Health Minister Obadiah Moyo told journalists…” (Mashavave, 9/13).

Reuters: Aid agencies ramp up response to Zimbabwe cholera outbreak
“The World Health Organization and the Red Cross said on Thursday they were ramping up their emergency responses to Zimbabwe’s deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade, with politicians trading blame over contaminated water and collapsing infrastructure…” (Dzirutwe, 9/13).

Xinhua News: Zimbabwean president calls for improved sanitation amid cholera outbreak
“Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday urged the Harare city council and other local authorities to work on improving sanitation to prevent water-borne diseases…” (9/13).