Zimbabwe has kicked off a cholera vaccination drive, aiming to reach over two million people in the fight against the waterborne disease.
The ongoing outbreak, which commenced early last year, has been linked to over 400 fatalities and more than 21,000 suspected infections, with approximately half of the cases involving children.
In collaboration with UN agencies, the vaccination campaign is being conducted door-to-door, targeting Zimbabweans aged one year or older.
Health authorities are prioritising 26 districts identified as the epicentres of the disease.
The southern African region has been grappling with a cholera epidemic since early last year.
The outbreak has led to over 188,000 infections and more than 3,000 deaths, predominantly in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Zambia, as reported by the UN’s humanitarian agency, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).