Progress in South Sudan in fight against cholera

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A health worker in South Sudan counts water purification sachets for distribution to patients upon being discharged from the cholera treatment unit. Photo: WHO/Matilda Moyo.

Progress is being made in South Sudan to protect children and at-risk populations against cholera, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The UN's health agency recently reported that the provision of life-saving treatment to thousands of people is helping bring down the number the cases.

Since June, more than 1,500 cholera cases have been reported in the youngest African nation, with children under the age of nine being most affected in Juba and Bor counties.

Nearly 20 months of conflict between the president and former vice-president have caused millions of South Sudanese to seek refuge in UN camps.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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