Authorities in Zambia are battling an outbreak of Cholera. The disease has already claimed over 400 lives and infected more that 10,000. The country has now received the first batch of 1.4 million oral cholera vaccines from GAVI. The crisis started about a week ago, and analysts describe as one of the worst in recent years. To contain the spread of the disease, funerals and family burials have been banned, in addition to more emergency rules. The AP reports that the Zambian government is embarking on mass vaccinations in the communities affected and providing clean water of about 2.4 million litres daily to affected communities. Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. GDP growth was 4.6% in 2021 and 3% in 2022. It was the first country to default on its debt since Covid – 19 and has been able to restructure its debt, with the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).