What follows is a story about the collaboration between the Global Disease Eradication Fund (managed by KOICA), IVI, and our partners to protect the vulnerable from a deadly infectious disease. It connects our shared mission to make a positive difference in global public health with the importance of clean water, ahead of World Water Day. This is an English translation of the story presented by GDEF for the general public in Korea.
This is a story about the infectious disease cholera:
From Aug. 2017 – Feb. 2018, cholera infected 1,799 in Mozambique…
It was spreading like wildfire, and Korea’s helping hand put a stop to it through a mass vaccination campaign in the district of Cuamba.
The Global Disease Eradication Fund (GDEF) –raised by collecting 1,000 won from every international flight ticket, and managed by KOICA, along with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), provided assistance in that campaign to protect those 190,000+ people most at risk of cholera.