WHO sends emergency crew to combat cholera in Yemen

WHO sends emergency crew to combat cholera in Yemen

Alsahwa Net- The World Health Organization has declared it will send an emergency team to combat cholera in Yemen during a meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Region countries held in Geneva from 21-31 May, 2017.

The World Health Organization has declared that 242 Yemenis died of cholera, anticipating that the cases of cholera may go up to 300,000.

We need to expect something that could go up to 200,000-250,000 cases over the next six months, in addition to the 50,000 cases that have already occurred,” Nevio Zagaria. WHO Yemen representative, told reporters in Geneva by phone.

The outbreak has caused 23,425 cases in 18 of Yemen’s 23 governorates since April 27, and 242 people have died, he said.

The speed of the resurgence of the cholera epidemic is unprecedented (for Yemen.”

We have a target of 350 cholera treatment centers and 2,000 oral rehydration points, and we are covering around 10-12 percent of this target at the moment” he added.

 

 

 

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