Cholera Epidemic in Sudan

Dear Dr. Ghebreyesus,

We wish to kindly draw your attention to the cholera epidemic currently ravaging many parts of the Republic of Sudan and caused the death of thousands of victims, especially in Sudan’s peripheral areas. Since the outbreak of the disease in August 2016, all of Sudan’s 18 States, including the national capital Khartoum and its twin cities Omdurman and Khartoum North (Bahri) were severely affected. The epicentre of the cholera pandemic is now reported in war- ravaged Darfur region.

All indicators suggest the widespread nature of the disease and the need for urgent intervention of the World Health Organisation. Evidence of the exist