Number Of New Cholera Cases In Yemen Declines, UNICEF Says, Lauding Efforts Of Local Health, WASH Personnel

U.N. News Centre: Cholera spread slows in Yemen; locals pitch in to help curb outbreak — U.N. agency
“The weekly number of reported new cholera cases in Yemen has declined by one-third since late June, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Monday] said, praising Yemenis for leading a ‘heroic daily fight’ against the outbreak, which remains the worst in the world. ‘Health, water, and sanitation personnel — who have not received salaries in over 10 months — have been working tirelessly to stem the outbreak,’ UNICEF said. Since April, more than 550,000 cases of cholera have been suspected, more than half of them children…” (8/28).

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