“A child can die if he or she doesn’t get appropriate treatment against the disease on time,” says Dr. Najwa Al Dheeb, the health and nutrition officer for UNICEF in Sana’a. “We are providing hospitals and health facilities across the country with oral rehydration salts, intravenous fluids, diarrhoeal kits and essential trainings of staff so that children who are admitted for cholera can be treated immediately.”
Across town in the Sawan area of Sana’a, a group of young volunteers go from house to house distributing UNICEF’s hygiene kits and counselling families on how to prevent cholera infections.
Full report from UNICEF.
At least nine people have died of cholera in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden as the infectious disease continues to spread rapidly across the conflict-stricken Arab country.
Story at Press TV.