Japan provides aid as Zimbabwe cholera crisis continues
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Japan has pledged emergency grant aid of $1.5 million to help tackle Zimbabwe's continued cholera crisis. Provided through UNICEF, the aid is expected to help nearly 600,000 people in the next six months, providing water purification chemicals and health education. Other countries providing funding include China ($500,000), Sweden ($2.5 million) and the Netherlands ($11.7 million). Tanzania has provided 41.5 tonnes of drugs, vaccines and water purification chemicals, Namibia $200,000 worth of drugs and medical equipment, and Venezuela 18.5 tonnes of drugs and 10.8 tonnes of water purification tablets, the Zimbabwe newspaper The Herald reports.