WHO / ZIMBABWE CHOLERA VACCINATION

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18-Apr-2019 00:01:42
The World Health Organization (WHO) said an oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign targeting some 487,825 people began Tuesday in Zimbabwe in the two districts most affected by Cyclone Idai. WHO

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STORY: WHO / ZIMBABWE CHOLERA VACCINATION
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DATELINE: 16 APRIL 2019, CHIMANIMANI DISTRICT, EASTERN MANICALAND, ZIMBABWE

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16 APRIL 2019, CHIMANIMANI DISTRICT, EASTERN MANICALAND, ZIMBABWE

1. Wide shot, women walking on road
2. Various shots, crowds gathering for food distribution
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Abi Kebra Belaye, Oral cholera vaccines focal point, World Health Organization:
“We come across this community. This is from the area, Chikukwa, Ward 10. They are waiting for the food distribution, so we take the opportunity to give the cholera vaccine. The community really took this with great enthusiasm.”
4. Pan right, people in que for food distribution
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Khosa Farai, District Nursing Officer:
“It didn’t take time to mobilize them – it took just a minute to cooperate. I thank the community, Ward 10, for appreciating us and also welcoming us to make sure that this program is a success.”
6. Wide shot, WHO staff and volunteers distributing vaccination cards
7. Zoom in, child being vaccinated
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Patmo Farray, volunteer, World Health Organization:
“We really appreciate the support which has been given to vaccinate everybody so that they won’t attract diseases, cholera and the likes.”
9. Various shots, people taking vaccination

STORYLINE:

The World Health Organization (WHO) said an oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign targeting some 487,825 people began Tuesday in Zimbabwe in the two districts most affected by Cyclone Idai.

During the campaign all residents of Chimanimani and Chipinge districts aged 12 months and older will receive the vaccine to protect them against cholera.

While there have been no reported cases of cholera in the cyclone-affected areas in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care is launching the campaign, with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), as a proactive, preventative measure.

Funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, more than 975,000 OCV doses will be administered in two rounds for full immunity. The second dose will be given approximately two weeks after the first.

Flooding due to Cyclone Idai, which stormed into Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi last month destroyed the water distribution systems in the targeted districts. The storm also severely damaged pumping stations and boreholes in areas where sanitation coverage was already poor.

WHO said the damage and flooding put children and families at risk of waterborne and foodborne diseases, including cholera.

While Gavi is supporting the operational costs of the campaign, the stockpile of the vaccine is managed by the International Coordinating Group, which includes WHO, UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Médecins Sans Frontières.
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