KUWAIT, Kuwait launched a cholera vaccination campaign in Taiz Province, south of Yemen, to combat outbreak of the disease, the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced, Saturday.

Maha Al-Barjas, KRCS's secretary general, said, the campaign includes provision of hygiene facilities, vaccines and medicines, along with field training courses for local health supervisors and volunteers, in Jabal Habashy District of Taiz.

These efforts are aimed at alleviating the suffering of the people and combating the contagious disease, she added.

The health sector is one of the most severely affected sectors by the conflict in Yemen, which allowed the spread of cholera and other infectious diseases, such as dengue fever, Al-Barjas noted.

The deadly disease of cholera has hit most of the villages in Taiz in a frightening manner, she noted.

The cholera epidemic has been spreading in Yemen since Oct, 2016, and the number of cholera cases resurged after April, 2017, as the country's sewer system stopped working because of the war.

The epidemic in Yemen has set the world's highest record with the infection of one million people and over 2,000 have been confirmed dead, since 2017, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Source: NAM News Network

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