December 2021: DRC begins cholera vaccination drive

The Democratic Republic of the Congo launched a cholera vaccination drive on December 27 to halt an ongoing outbreak in the eastern part of the country. During the six-day campaign, 3,600 health workers and community mobilizers will aim to reach 2 million people age 1 and older within 13 health zones in the Haut-Lomami, South Kivu, and Tanganyika provinces. This is the second cholera campaign in the DRC in 2021; a two-phase campaign in March and July reached more than 1.4 million people in the Haut-Katanga province in the southeast of the country. WHO AFRO

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