South Sudan: World Health Organisation Supports South Sudan in Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign

[WHO] Juba, 15 November 2019 - To mitigate the risk of cholera outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and MedAir are immunizing 144 033 people against cholera in Renk, a county bordering Blue Nile state in Sudan.
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