Zimbabwe: After Three Outbreaks, Zimbabwe Is On High Alert to Curtail Cholera

Haunted by memories of epidemics past and bordered by outbreaks, Zimbabwe is bracing for the deadly, but preventable, infection.

Fifteen years have passed since the cholera epidemic that killed his mother and many of his close friends, but each time Dennis Chafa, 44, hears news of another outbreak, he grows anxious, his mind flooding with grim memories.

“Her funeral was completely deserted; people were scared by her death and were advised to stay away.”

– Dennis Chafa

In 2008, Zimbabwe was in…

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