APRNEWS - Cyclone Kenneth left a trail of destruction in its path as it made landfall in north-eastern Mozambique last month. The damage is extensive, and in the aftermath thousands of people have lost their homes, their belongings and their livelihoods.
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APRNEWS - Doctors and nurses wearing Wellington boots and face masks tended to patients in tents at a hastily-erected treatment centre in Beira, Mozambique following the devastation of cyclone Idai and its aftermath.
APRNEWS - Mozambican authorities held a mass burial for about forty victims of the tropical cyclone that ravaged the country. The burial took place in the Sussundenga district in the country’s western Manica Province.
The BBC’s reporter in the capital Maputo, said the move was taken because the bodies of the persons were in an advanced state of decomposition.
APRNEWS - Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday.
APRNEWS - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and members of his cabinet received doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) to encourage people in areas being targeted by health officials to get vaccinated, state media reported on Wednesday.
APRNEWS - The Zimbabwean government says it is concerned about the number of people still presenting with cholera signs and symptoms, in spite a vaccination programme against the diarrhea disease that started last week.
APRNEWS - Zimbabwe is vaccinating people living in urban areas as it struggles to contain a cholera outbreak which has left 49 people dead and infected thousands more.
APRNEWS - The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was helping Yemeni authorities with a second round of vaccination against cholera in three hard-hit districts, as cases surged across the war-ravaged country.
APRNEWS - Zimbabwe’s cholera has so far killed at least 32 people in a space of two weeks.
Like most disease outbreaks, the authorities have banned public meetings while the police have removed streets vendors and food stalls due to hygiene concerns.
APRNEWS - Borno State Government on Wednesday confirmed fourteen persons dead following an outbreak of cholera.
The state commissioner for health Haruna Mshelia made the disclosure during a press conference in Maiduguri.