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Zimbabwe: coping with the cholera outbreak

26-11-2008 Feature

The ICRC-supported Budiriro Polyclinic in one of Harare's densely-populated suburbs is a hive of activity. The entrance is crowded with people, some lined up at the gate waiting their turn to enter. In recent weeks, Budiriro has been converted into a “Cholera Treatment Unit” to help deal with the epidemic.


  ©Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo    
  Patients suffering from cholera rest in a tent ward at Budiriro Polyclinic in Harare.