Pasha 15: The unhealthy aftermath of Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai has devastated millions of people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The flood waters have receded – but these countries’ problems are not over yet. Many health issues lurk in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

In today’s episode Kerrigan McCarthy, head of the Outbreak Response Unit at South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases, discusses these health issues and the responses that are being mounted to tackle them.


Read more: Cyclone Idai is over -- but its health effects will be felt for a long time


Photo: By Climate Centre PCyclone Idai, Mozambique, aftermath, 15-16 March 2019 (Denis Onyodi: IFRC/DRK/Climate Centre). Flickr

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