Tuesday, 8 May 2018
WHO launches first oral cholera vaccination
The World Health Organization and other global agencies have launched the first oral cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, aiming to reach millions of people in the war-torn country.
More than 2,200 people have died of the waterborne infection over the past year in Yemen, with another one million suspected cases across the country.
The first phase of the oral campaign targets more than 350,000 people in the southern province of Aden, according to a joint announcement by WHO, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, the World Bank and the vaccine alliance Gavi.