SADC moves to deal with Zimbabwe cholera crisis

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The Southern African development Community (SADC) has dispatched a multifaceted team to Zimbabwe to assess the situation and determine how the bloc could deal with the cholera outbreak in that country. Botswana state-owned Daily News newspaper Tuesday reported that this came after Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency following a cholera outbreak that besieged the country. The disease has spread to neighboring countries, including Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. It was alleged the team will consult with the World Health Organisation (WHO), relevant authorities and stakeholders involved in the containment of the epidemic . The team will also report to an emergency meeting of the SADC Troika of Health Ministers and Water Affairs in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 11 December. The SADC Secretariat has established a SADC Cholera Information Centre to facilitate the regional efforts during the crisis.

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