Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mugabe government blamed for Cholera epidemic

From the NYTimes

A group of doctors blamed President Robert Mugabe’s government on Wednesday for a cholera epidemic sweeping through Zimbabwe, saying the spread of the disease had been severely underreported. The group, the Zimbabwean Association of Doctors for Human Rights, also said dysentery was becoming increasingly prevalent. “This cholera epidemic is man-made,” Dr. Douglas Gwatidza, the head of the group, said in a telephone call with reporters. About 160 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe in recent weeks, independent aid organizations said.

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