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African countries agree cross-border plan to tackle cholera


Surveillance and joint response in focus, as climate threatens to drive outbreaks on the continent

Twelve African Union member states have agreed on a number of measures to tackle a cholera outbreak and climate-related health challenges on the continent.

Ministers and technical experts from Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe attended the high-level emergency meeting on cholera epidemics and climate-related public health emergencies in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 9 and 10 March.

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