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09 Oct 2017 description
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6 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 20% of their population using an unimproved water source and they include; Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar. Of these countries, Somalia has recorded the highest number of cholera cases and deaths. Countries which have 11 to 20% of their population using unimproved water sources include; South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Angola, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. 5 of these countries (South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola and Zimbabwe) have reported outbreaks in 2017.

09 Oct 2017 description
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3 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities and they include; Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. Cumulatively, Tanzania has reported 2697 cases since the beginning of 2017. Countries which have 25 to 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities include: Somalia, Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar. Cumulatively, these countries have reported 83, 346 cases in 2017, and majority of these cases emerging from Somalia.

09 Oct 2017 description
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Highlights

More than 102,814 cholera / AWD cases and 1551 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76.6% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.9%.

20 Sep 2017 description
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Highlights

More than 102,010 cholera / AWD cases and 1548 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76.1% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.8%.

24 Jan 2017 description

Speaking on behalf of Cooperating Partners that are supporting Zambia’s health sector at the Health Sector Annual Consultative Meeting in Lusaka today, Mr Fergus said:

"On behalf of the Health Cooperating Partners, let me start by wishing you a productive and fruitful 2017. We thank the honourable Minister and his team for the opportunity to jointly reflect on 2016 and collectively chart a path for improved joint working in 2017."

02 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages

An extensive regional scale crop failure is expected in Southern Africa following an extremely dry cropping season. Consequently, the current regional cereal deficit of 7.9 million tonnes will increase steeply and unprecedented food price movements will continue through to the next harvest season. This will aggravate the food and nutrition security, health and HIV situation in the region.

16 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A total of 1,179 cumulative cases of cholera have been reported in Zambia since 5 February 2016 (Epidemiological Week 6 of 2016), of which 192 cases are laboratory confirmed. 31 deaths have been reported since the onset of the outbreak, with eight of these deaths being children.

09 Apr 2016 description

London/ Lusaka, 9 April 2016: The largest cholera vaccination campaign ever undertaken has just commenced in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. Over half a million people are planned to receive the oral cholera vaccine in an effort to curb the outbreak that began in February in the city’s overcrowded township areas. As of 7 April, a total of 664 cases and 12 deaths had been reported in Lusaka.

03 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 567 cases of cholera have been reported in Zambia since the 6th epidemiological week of 2016 (5 February 2016). The cases have been reported from the following districts: Lusaka (481) and Rufunsa (1) in Lusaka Province (482), Chibombo in Central province (23), Nsama in Northern Province (61) and Ndola in Copperbelt Province (1).

  • 156 of the 567 cholera cases have been laboratory confirmed.

29 Mar 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A total of 245 cases of cholera have been reported in Zambia since the 6th epidemiological week of 2016 (5 February 2016). The cases have been report in Lusaka District (226 cases) and Chibombo District (19 cases).

  • The index case was in Kanyama Compound in Lusaka district and later spread to the neighbouring district of Chilombo, in Central Province. No new cases have been reported in Chibombo District since beginning of March 2016.

09 Mar 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Since the 6th epidemiological week of 2016 (5 February 2016), there has been a total of 66 cases of Cholera reported in Lusaka District (47 cases) and Chibombo District (19 cases).

  • The outbreak started in Kanyama compound in Lusaka Province and later spread to the neighbouring district of Chilombo, in Central Province.

  • The peak number of cases was during the 7th and 8th epidemiological weeks with 20 cases reported each week.