Successful Multi-partner Response to a Cholera Outbreak in Lusaka, Zambia 2016: A Case Control Study

ABSTRACT

Background: A Cholera outbreak was reported in Lusaka District between February and May 2016, with 1,079 cases and 20 deaths recorded in the per-urban areas. Bauleni catchment area alone reported 441 (40.9%) case patients with case fatality rate of 4 (0.9%). Bauleni clinic was one of the three established cholera treatment centres (CTC) and other two being Kanyama and Matero Health Centres.  Ministry of Health engaged partners that conducted a multi-intervention response to the outbreak.