Somalia Aims To Reach 450K People With Cholera Vaccine In Effort To Stem Disease’s Spread

New York Times: As Cholera Spreads, Somalia Begins Vaccination Campaign
“Somalia, which has been hit by a series of crises that sound like a page from the Book of Job, is starting a major effort to vaccinate 450,000 people against its latest plague: cholera. … In 2015, the country had 15,619 known cholera cases and 548 deaths; this year it has already had over 13,000 cases and 333 deaths, [Abdinasir Abubakar, a cholera expert in the World Health Organization’s health emergencies program and leader of the campaign to deploy 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine supplied by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,] said” (McNeil, 3/27).