Cholera outbreak in Lusaka: this project will focus on cholera response/preparedness activities in Lusaka province. Building from training and response, the requested funds will go towards training pool of volunteers and hygiene promotion activities such as door to door sensitization. Lusaka province is battling a cholera outbreak that was declared on the 6th October 2017. Four Cholera treatment centres; Kanyama, Chawama, Bauleni and Matero are treating the cases. The cumulative number of cases by 27th November 2017, was 316 and 9 deaths. Of the cumulative cases, 31% are children. This year’s outbreak is different as there are many cases of children reported. Zambia is among the most cholera prone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is considered endemic and breaks out just before and during the rainy season as evidenced from repeated episodes of the disease over the years. Outbreaks are largely confined to the peri-urban areas of Lusaka, Luapula, Southern and Copper belt Provinces and the fishing camps of the rural areas of Mpulungu in Northern Province.
The project takes place in the Lusaka province.
The project focuses on training a pool of volunteers and hygiëne promotion activities such as door to door sensitization