According to the World Health Organization, the cholera epidemic in Yemen might have reached its halfway point. There are now 218,798 cases.
With funding help from the World Bank, the WHO is setting up treatment centers with 50-60 beds each, overseen by shifts of about 14 staff working around the clock. The aim is to reach 5,000 beds in total.
But the bigger impact is being made by oral rehydration points with about 10 staff, whose job is to catch cholera cases before they become severe and need hospitalization. The WHO wants to have 2,800 such sites – 10 for every treatment center.