Ghana: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2012

Disaster description

On 11 April 2012, the Ministry of Health notified WHO of a cholera outbreak in the Greater Accra Region. Between January and 6 May 2012, a total of 3,216 cases and 28 deaths were reported from 20 districts. (WHO, 26 May 2012) The cholera cases and deaths increased steadily with the Ghana Health Service reporting 6,000 cholera cases with 69 deaths by the end of August (IFRC, 4 Jan 2013). For the year 2012 as a whole, WHO reported 9,548 cases and 100 deaths (WHO, 7 Feb 2013).

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