Kenya takes cholera to Geneva

By Gatonye Gathura

Kenya, Haiti, Tanzania and a few a few other countries at the ongoing World Health Assembly in Geneva want the World Health Organisation to help them fight cholera.

In a resolution endorsed on Thursday, the countries want WHO to increase its support in fighting the disease that is especially getting worse in the East African region.

In the latest WHO cholera update published last Friday, Kenya recorded the highest incidence of new cases among the 10 most affected countries.

During the week under review, Kenya reported 302 cases, followed by Somalia with 296 cases.

Cumulatively a total of 24,741cases including 414 deaths have been reported, since December 2014. Of these, a total of 3,931 cases and 71 deaths have been reported since the beginning of this year.

 

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