DRC Rolls Out Phase 2 Of Largest-Ever Oral Vaccination Campaign Against Cholera
World Health Organization: More than a million people to be vaccinated in phase 2 of a huge cholera vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
“Phase 2 of the biggest ever oral vaccination campaign against cholera is scheduled to take place from 3-8 July 2019 in 15 health districts in the four central provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) — Kasaï, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami, [and] Sankuru. … ‘This cholera vaccination campaign marks the intensification of our response in the DRC,’ said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa. ‘WHO and our partners are working with national authorities to rollout the vaccine, which comes in addition to multiple interventions introduced since the beginning of the cholera epidemic, including sanitation and water quality control in the affected areas, many of which have little access to a safe water supply.’…” (7/3).