A five-day course on how to combat a cholera epidemic began in Ibadan, Nigeria on Monday (September 7) under the auspices of the World Health Organisation.
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Background: A five-day course on how to combat a cholera epidemic began in Ibadan, Nigeria on Monday (September 7) under the auspices of the World Health Organisation.
Delegates from the English-speaking African countries of Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Leshoto, Mauritius, Nigeria Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Botswana and Uganda are attending the course at the University of Ibadan.
The training is a precautionary measure against the possible spread of the cholera epidemic in Guinea to its neighbouring West African states.
Another course under World Health Organisation auspices, for French-speaking doctors, is being held at the same time in Bobo Dioulasso, Upper Volta.
The W.H.O. first announced that it was sending six experts to West Africa to give courses in dealing with Cholera on September the second.
Earlier, the Organisation reported that the disease had spread south of the Sahara for the first time in history, killing more than 60 people in Guinea. The Soviet Union, syria, Lebanon, Israel, Libya, Dubai and Ghana have all reported cholera cases to the W.H.O. in Geneva.
W.H.O. expect its African courses to be attended by representatives from almost all African countries, expert Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, which are the responsibility of its Mediterranean Regional Office.
W.H.O. requested the African countries to send three representatives each to the courses -- a laboratory bacteriologist, an epidemiologist for tracing outbreaks, and a clinician for treating cases.