The WFTU representing more than 105 million workers in 133 countries is expressing its full solidarity and support with the working families in Cameroon who have been hit by a surge in cholera cases in the last two weeks in the country’s Southwest region, adding to a public health crisis accompanied by a rise in COVID-19 cases
Five people have been killed and 32 cases confirmed in the region.
Bamusso district has been the hardest hit with five other districts including Bakassi, Mbonge, Limbe, Tiko and Mundemba “on high alert for suspected cases.
The epidemic occurs in the Southwest in a context of insecurity and humanitarian crisis, with regular movements of population to places where access to safe drinking water and latrines is limited and cholera is a highly virulent disease characterized in its most severe form by a sudden onset of acute watery diarrhea that can lead to death by severe dehydration.
The WFTU is fighting along with its affiliates and friends in Cameroon for the immediate relief of working families and the satisfaction of their basic needs for a dignified life.