DFID and Gavi complete cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen
In partnership with Gavi, the vaccine alliance, the UK development agency DFID has completed a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, the first of its kind. Following the world's largest cholera outbreak in 2017, the campaign's goal was to vaccinate everyone over 12-months old in five districts around the city of Aden. Over 450,000 people have been vaccinated.
DFID Secretary Penny Mordaunt is calling for unfettered humanitarian access to the remainder of the country so that more people can be protected from the disease.