The Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe, 2008–2009: A Review and Critique of the Evidence

C. Nicholas Cuneo, Richard Sollom, and Chris Beyrer Abstract The 2008–2009 Zimbabwe cholera epidemic resulted in 98,585 reported cases and caused more than 4,000 deaths. In this study, we used a mixed-methods approach that combined primary qualitative data from a 2008 Physicians for Human Rights-led investigation with a systematic review and content analysis of the scientific literature. Our initial investigation included semi-structured interviews of 92 key informants, which we supplemented…