DRC Ministry Of Health, WHO, Partners Launch 2nd Phase Of Cholera Vaccination Campaign

WHO: 835,000 people to receive second dose of the cholera vaccine in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
“The second phase of an oral vaccination campaign to protect more than 835,000 people from cholera in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [began this week]. While North Kivu has been struggling with an outbreak of Ebola virus disease for more than a year, this north-eastern province is also endemic for cholera. The Ministry of Health is launching this major campaign, which is fully funded, including operational costs, by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and is being implemented with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners in the Global Task Force on Cholera…” (10/30).