More than 11,000 suspected cases have been treated in Yemen since the start of the year at 11 health facilities across the war-torn country.
All hospitals in Nairobi have been urged to reactivate cholera treatment units to prevent the spread.
No fewer than 71 people have died this year in the worst cholera outbreak afflicting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in over two decades. The deaths are from 2,705 reported cases. This outbreak, the worst since 1994, has been ongoing since 2015 and is showing no signs of abating.
As of February 10, 53 cholera cases, including three fatalities have been reported across Kampala City and two other districts, Wakiso and Luwero.
UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiative has also played an important role in containing the cholera outbreak in Niger. The primary objective of WASH is to provide clean drinking water, safe and dignified sanitation options and education about proper hygiene practices.
The Uganda Ministry of Health confirmed that there were 43 suspected cases of cholera in the city and that two people had died. It said an emergency isolation unit had been set up.
The Cholera outbreak has spread to other parts of Kampala City as Naguru hospital continues to receive suspected cholera patients.
Eight suspected cholera patients have been quarantined at Naguru hospital pending further examination.
A fresh cholera outbreak has claimed three lives from 10 cases recorded since December 18 in the Chomubobo mining area in Mberengwa, Midlands province of Zimbabwe.
As the disease ebbs, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and local health authorities shift their focus to preventing future outbreaks in the southern region of Maradi, most affected by the current epidemic and known as a hotspot for cholera along the border of Niger and Nigeria.