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World Health Organization Funds Zimbabwe's Battle Against Cholera

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that it will provide some US$117,000 worth of medical supplies to help Zimbabwe deal with the cholera epidemic that had claimed 366 lives as of the latest count provided Tuesday by another United Nations agency.

WHO's South Africa representative, Stella Nyaguwe, told reporters in Johannesburg that the amount allocated was based on requests from medical relief workers in Zimbabwe.

South African Health Minister Barbara Hogan offered an assurance that Zimbabweans in South Africa needing medical treatment would receive it whatever their legal status.

Blessing Chebundo, a member of the health committee of the formation of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change led by prime minister-designate Morgan Tsvangirai told reporter Patience Rusere that the assistance is welcome, but more needs to be done.

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