News Outlets Examine Cholera In Zimbabwe, Kenya
“According to the United Nations, there have already been five cholera-related deaths and 116 people have been afflicted with the disease since September,” the magazine writes. The Zimbabwean government maintains they are “in control of the situation,” according to the country health minister.
The article examines how shortages of clean water contribute to the spread of cholera and efforts underway to prevent a second cholera outbreak (Mavhunga, 11/30).
In related news, Kenya’s Public Health and Sanitation Minister Beth Mugo announced Sunday that over the past week, 50 people had died from cholera, the Daily Nation reports. Mugo requested about $7.4 million from the treasury to increase surveillance and treatment for the disease (11/29).