Cholera Surging in Africa as Climate Change Intensifies
The ongoing cholera outbreaks in Africa are being exacerbated by extreme climatic events and conflicts that have increased vulnerabilities, as people are forced to flee their homes and grapple with precarious living conditions, according to the World Health Organisation.
At least a dozen African countries are currently reporting cases, with South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe the latest to detect cholera. In southern Africa, cholera outbreaks are occurring amid seasonal rains and tropical storms that have caused heavy flooding.
Residents Petition Harare Mayor Over Cholera Outbreak
263Chat, 9 May 2023
Harare residents are calling on the City Council to address the recent cholera outbreak that has been ravaging the city over the past weeks. Read more »
Mozambique Battles Cholera in Cyclone's Aftermath
VOA, 5 April 2023
Cyclone Freddy killed hundreds of people in February and March as it pummeled Madagascar, Malawi, and Mozambique. While the long-running storm's victims were mostly in Malawi,… Read more »
Children at Risk of Cholera, Malaria in Aftermath of Cyclone Freddy - Unicef
allAfrica, 20 March 2023
Authorities are still grappling with the magnitude of Cyclone Freddy's devastation in Malawi and Mozambique, with over 370 people verified deceased, hundreds still missing, and… Read more »
Millions of children are at risk in the face of a potential increase in cholera cases in Malawi and Mozambique in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which ravaged both ... Read more »
Twelve African countries are currently reporting cases, with South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe the latest to detect cholera. Weekly cholera cases in the affected African ... Read more »