Cameroon cholera epidemic persists with nearly 500 deaths
Cameroon has been grappling with a cholera epidemic that is ravaging the country for some eight months now, but the death toll and the number of cases continue to rise.
About 500 people have so far died from the disease, which has recorded up to 13, 000 cases.
Health officials said nine out of the country’s 10 regions have been affected by the cholera epidemic, including the capital, Yaounde.
Humanitarian agencies such as Plan International, the government and other partners have taken several measures to contain the cholera epidemic.
Cholera is an acute enteric infection contracted through contaminated water or food.
But why is the epidemic continuing to persist, despite reported interventions by the government and its health partners? Are the measures being taken having the desired impact?
Click audio below to listen to the response to this and other questions WADR’s Harrison Akoh put to Prof Gervais Ondobo Andze, Director of Disease Control at Cameroon’s ministry of public health.Tweet