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CHOLERA VACCINE LAUNCHED

Government has officially launched the oral cholera vaccination campaign in Lusaka.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya launched the campaign in Lusaka’s Kanyama township today.

Dr. Chilufya appealed to the residents to get vaccinated and not listen to myths suggesting that the vaccines contain cholera.

Speaking at the same function, UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan disclosed that the exercise will cost 1.3 million U.S dollars targeting two million people.

Ms. Rogan said the UN through World Health Organisation and UNICEF will ensure Zambia is cholera free.

And Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri thanked government and its cooperating partners for various interventions in her constituency which has been badly affected by Cholera.

Meanwhile the number of cholera cases in Lusaka has started reducing.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says cases have started going down from over 160 a day to 80 per day.

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