A nurse attends to cholera-infected Safaa Kaheel Essa, 37, at a cholera treatment centre in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen October 8, 2017. Picture taken October 8, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad A nurse attends to cholera-infected Safaa Kaheel Essa, 37, at a cholera treatment centre in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen October 8, 2017. Picture taken October 8, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

DWB closes most cholera clinics in Yemen

Thu, Nov. 2, 2017
CAIRO – 2 November 2017: Doctors Without Borders (DWB), a non-governmental organization, decided to shut down most of the cholera clinics in Yemen, claiming that the disease started to recede, BBC reported.

The organization said that cholera is still present in the country but has receded noticeably. Only 567 patients visited the cholera clinics in the second week of October, according to BBC.

More than 884,000 persons were infected with cholera since last April, according to reports, while 2,184 died of the disease, BBC reported.

Last June, an estimated 14.5 million Yemeni people were reported unable to regularly access clean water due to the collapsing water and sanitation systems caused by the war in the country, according to a statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan.
 
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