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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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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Harare Boreholes Not Safe- City Council

THE City of Harare’s Acting Town Clerk, Mr Hosiah Chisango has called on citizens to boil and treat borehole water before drinking as it may contain Cholera and Typhoid causing bacteria owing to the nature of the city’s sewage network. By Michael Gwarisa The development comes at the back of an unfolding Cholera epidemic which has claimed more than 20 lives and infected at least 3060 people. Responding to a question during an inter-ministerial meeting where a coordinating team was being set up to monitor the Cholera situation in the…

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Cholera Cases Now Above 3000… Cholera Strain Drug Resistant

A total of 3067 Cholera cases have been recorded in the in Glenview and Budiriro and some parts of the country amidst indications that the Cholera bacteria strain in Harare is drug resistant to the first line of antibiotics  Ciprofloxacin and Ceftriaxone, a health official has said By Michael Gwarisa Reports of a drug resistant bacteria comes at the wake of indications that the country could be in short supply of the second line drug Azithromycin which is also expensive and government is mobilising resources to procure the drug. Briefing…

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#Breaking: Cholera Death Toll Rises To 20…2000 Cases Reported…Harare Declared Unsafe

THE  prevailing cholera outbreak has claimed over 20 lives with more than 2000 cases having been reported so far across the country, incoming Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere The first Cholera cases were reported last week in Glenview and Budiriro but situation on the ground indicates that the epidemic has spread beyond the capital city. Briefing Journalists during a tour of Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital better known as Nazareth where some cholera cases are  monitored, Dr Moyo declared Harare an unsafe city…

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#BREAKING: Cholera Strikes In Harare and Masvingo…Five Feared Dead

A cholera outbreak has been reported today September, 6 2018 in Harare’s Glen View and Budiriro suburbs where five people are feared dead.   By Michael Gwarisa and Kudakwashe Pembere Addressing journalists while touring Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital monickered Nazareth, outgoing Health and Childcare Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said one person has been confirmed dead so far with other mortality cases still being investigated. This followed investigations of reported rumored deaths in the community,  a number yet to be ascertained. “What we  know is that there was a patient who…

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