International Medical Corps Receives $700,000 to Respond to Deadly Cholera Outbreak in Cameroon | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
LOS ANGELES -- International Medical Corps received a $700,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to respond to a deadly cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon. The response will target the districts of Koza, Mogode, and Mokolo, where half of the reported cases have occurred, and will provide comprehensive cholera services, including treatment, surveillance, water and sanitation, infection control, social mobilization and prevention.
“A rapid medical response is essential in containing cholera and preventing further loss of life,” says Nancy Aossey, President and CEO of International Medical Corps. “This timely grant from the Gates Foundation will allow us to respond quickly and help us lay the foundation for preventing further outbreaks in northern Cameroon.”
To read the full press release, visit the International Medical Corps web site.