Zambia to sponsor a Cholera resolution


Zambia has resolved to sponsor a resolution on Cholera at the forthcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva.
The resolution has been crafted to draw Global attention to the elimination of cholera and to stop people from dying from the disease.
Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya disclosed this during an African Centre for Disease Control –CDC- Board meeting In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
He said it was unacceptable that a preventable and treatable disease such as Cholera had continued to claim millions of lives worldwide.
Dr Chilufya also said Zambia was on the verge of containing the cholera outbreak.
And Dr Chilufya urged AU member States to invest in National Public Health Institutes in order to increase disease Surveillance and Intelligence.
He further called for sustainable financing for National Public Health Institutes and Centers for Disease Control-CDCs.
The Minister also called for stronger health systems saying this was the only sure way of guaranteeing health populations.
He commended the African CDC for the work it has done so far but urged them to guard against bureaucracies that occur when responding to emergencies in some African States.
He said outbreaks and emergencies that occur in different countries must be attended to swiftly by the CDC.
Issued by
Inutu Mupango Mwanza(Mrs)
First Secretary-Press &Tourism
Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa