The World Health Organization (WHO) is ramping up efforts to save lives and prevent cholera transmission in Somalia.
In its weekly update on cholera, the WHO disclosed that starting from the first week of 2023, there were a total of 11,704 suspected cholera cases recorded in Somalia. 30 people died.
235 new suspected cases with no associated death were reported in late July from the 28 drought-affected districts.
To combat the outbreak, the WHO and its health partners escalated the implementation of cholera response measures. Much of the work is taking place in Jubaland State, the current epicenter of the outbreak.
(Story compiled with assistance from Xinhua)