#JUSTIN: Gvt Clears Air On Cholera Financial Donations…As Death Toll Reaches 35

THE Zimbabwe government has appointed the Finance and Economic Development ministry as the sole custodian of all financial donations towards Cholera while the ministry of health and child care shall be handling commodities and other essential donations, Local government minister, July Moyo has said. By Michael Gwarisa The move comes at the back of a cholera epidemic which has claimed 35 lives and infected an estimated 6533. Briefing government, city council and partners, Minister Moyo who is also the chair of the inter-ministerial committee on cholera said they had been…

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#BREAKING: City Of Harare Fires Officials For Inflating Cholera Kits Prices

HARARE City Council has fired officials belived to be inflating prices of goods and services to be used in the fight agaist cholera, Healthtimes can reveal. By Michael Gwarisa The city fathers said the Harare Acting Town Clerk Eng Hosiah Chisango this morning suspended some officials suspected of inflating prices for goods and services to be used in the fight against cholera. “Eng Chisango has since informed Mayor Cllr Herbert Gomba and relevant stakeholders.”   …More Details To Follow Comments comments

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Vultures Circle Around Econet’s US$10 mln Cholera Donation

CORRUPT municipal officials and individuals are reportedly gyrating around the US$10 million donation which was made last week by Econet wireless towards the procurement of Cholera kits and other essentials to fight the epidemic. HealthTimes Reporter These revelations came to light this morning when Econet founder, Strive Masiyiwa used his Facebook account to take a swipe at some unnamed individuals and organisations whom he accused of exploiting the cholera crisis by charging exorbitant prices for basics such as latex gloves. In a Facebook post, Masiyiwa said, “One of the saddest…

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Confusion Rocks Cholera Crowd Fund…Health Ministry Calls It A Fraudulent Scheme

THERE seem to be discord around the Cholera crowdfund initiative amidst indications that the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) has professed ignorance over the existence of such an initiative, describing it as a fraudulent scheme. By Michael Gwarisa The ministry of health says they were not aware of any crowdfund and they were not running any at moment and whoever is claiming to have partnered with them is a fraudster. The developments come despite the fact that the crowd fund CBZ account and the Ecocash biller code being…

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Not The Time For Blame Game- CWGH

THE Cholera outbreak obtaining in Zimbabwe is not a platform to politically outfox each other or exhibit political muscle and prowess as lives are at stake, Community Working Group on Health executive director, Itai Rusike has warned. By Michael Gwarisa Commenting on the prevailing Cholera outbreak, Rusike said in as much as  the rising number of Cholera deaths and infections  exposes the government’s poor disaster mitigation mechanisms or perhaps the lack of political will, this was no time to shift blame on each other but to work together as a…

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Cholera Deaths Under Control

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo says despite the country recording several thousands of Cholera cases, government through support from the corporates world, NGOs and individuals has managed to avoid sporadic deaths as a result of Cholera. Staff Reporter To date not more than 30 Cholera deaths have been recorded against a cholera infection rate of 5 045 cases. “Cases have increased, but no death, we now have 5 045 cases. The situation is getting under control because of the intervention made. “We have loads and loads of…

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Graffiti Artists Use Calligraphy To Communicate Cholera Awareness

A local Calligraphy organisation, Caligraph.co has embarked on an extensive Cholera awareness campaign in affected areas using Graffiti and murals so as to simplify the Cholera message. HealthTimes Reporter Speaking to HealthTimes, Kumbirai Zvinavashe said Cholera was a national problem and everyone needed to come through in any way possible to ensure the issue is addressed. “We are a media company which drives on doing Graffiti advertising, so Graffiti advertising is one of our tools that we feel it works better in terms of also addressing or selling issues. “Considering…

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Cholera hits Bulawayo

THREE people, two of whom recently visited Harare, have been quarantined in Bulawayo after contracting suspected cholera. SOURCE: THE CHRONICLE The Bulawayo City Council yesterday moved swiftly to spray (decontaminate) the homes of the patients to arrest a possible spread of the disease before whisking them to Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital. The hospital has a quarantine centre that council set up in case cholera breaks out in the city. The Ministry of Health and Child Care has said the disease has killed at least 27 people and affected about 4…

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TelOne In Massive Donation Towards Cholera Fight…As Cases Rise To 4640

ZIMBABWE’s Telecommunications giant, TelOne has pledged US$20 000 and 20 000 liters per day of clean water from a reputable water supplier to further the fight against Cholera in the affected areas. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the handover event, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo applauded TelOne for extending a helping hand to the Cholera battle. “To date, we have recorded 4 640 cholera cases up from 3 766 we recorded yesterday. We have an increase of 874 from yesterday. “We have also recorded 27 deaths. Just…

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Vendors Told To Voluntarily Vacate The Streets

THE National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) has called on its members and all vendors to voluntarily vacate the streets in a bid to minimise the spread of Cholera which has already claimed close to 30 lives and infected 3 700 others. By Michael Gwarisa The developments follows an ambitious City decongestion initiative the NAVUZ has embarked on in partnership with the City of Harare, NetOne, TelOne, POSB and National Building Society (NBS) which will see the city being decongested within 90 days through the setting up of company consortiums…

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