Video News Package

17 January 2009 - UNICEF Executive Director visits Zimbabwe, pledges more support for cholera fight

Tape#: JN 8123
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UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman with Zimbabwean children at a water point in Budiriro, site of one of the 70 UNICEF-supported treatment centres set up in response to a cholera outbreak.

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Production date: 16 – 17 January 2009

Duration: 3:26

Keywords: UNICEF, Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, Zimbabwe, cholera outbreak, water sanitation, health care, preventable diseases

Main shooting locations: Harare, Zimbabwe

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UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, on a recent visit to Zimbabwe, announced a US$5 million incentive package aimed at rescuing the ailing Zimbabwean health sector.  Zimbabwe is faced by an unprecedented cholera outbreak which has claimed more than 2,000 lives over the last four months, and a heightened humanitarian crisis.


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