Cholera claims hundreds of Sudanese

cholera outbreakFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – MORE than 900 Sudanese have died from a raging cholera outbreak over the past year as the government continues operating in denial.
The National Epidemiological Corporation reported that nearly 24 000
Sudanese have been infected since the outbreak of the infectious disease
particularly in the Blue Nile state in August last year.
The Sudanese authorities refuse to call the disease by its name, and refer
to it as “watery diarrhoea.”
The National Intelligence and Security Service has repeatedly warned
medics and the press in the country not to make mention of cholera.
The disease has since spread to the South Darfur, with the capital Nyala
worst affected following heavy rains last week.
At least five people died and 101 new cases of cholera were recorded at
the Kalma camp isolation centres on Wednesday and Thursday.
There is a severe shortage of medicines, intravenous solutions, and
perfusion salts in the health centres, in addition to a lack of chlorine
for disinfecting the drinking water at the camp.
The facility is one of the largest camps for the displaced in Darfur. It
hosts more than 120 000 displaced.
Humanitarian access and insecurity remain major challenges for the
implementation of key health and protection interventions in the Central Darfur.

– CAJ News

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