01/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Zimbabwe Asks For International Help To Tackle Cholera Outbreak

Zimbabwe's government has asked for urgent international help to tackle its cholera outbreak, the World Health Organisation has said.

At a meeting with aid agencies, Health Minister David Parirenyatwa is reported to have asked for medicine, equipment and funds to pay medical staff.

Cholera has killed at least 565 people in Zimbabwe since August, the UN says.

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