How Outbreaks shaped Africa, Before & After: Ethiopia

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  1. Early detection combined with rapid response
  2. Multisectoral strategies to prevent Cholera from occurring in hotspots.
  3. Coordination of technical support and resource mobilisation on the local regional and national level
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