Riyadh, December 22 — “The issue of suspected cholera cases reaching the 1 million mark in Yemen seems to be exaggerated. It is nearly impossible to accurately determine whether the suspected cases are cholera or simple diarrhoea.
The success rate of treatment has been extremely high and the death rate has fallen dramatically. According to an independent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the suspected cholera case fatality rate is 0.22 per cent.
This reflects the provision of proper and timely healthcare services that suspected cholera patients receive in areas under the control of the legitimate Yemeni government.
It is important to note that aid successfully delivered faces issues in Iranian-Houthi controlled territory as they are suspicious of vaccination drives, do not readily allow humanitarian aid and workers into their territory, and even loot food and medical supplies.”