Luxury Vehicles Put On Hold…Gvt Allocates Funds Towards Cholera Fight

FINANCE and economic development minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube says government has put on hold most items including the purchase of luxury vehicles and allowances for cabinet ministers and legislators to direct finds towards fighting cholera which has now recorded 7000 cases. By Michael Gwarisa The developments comes at the back of a US$35 million funding gap from the required US$64 million to combat the cholera epidemic. Addressing Journalists in the capital this afternoon (19/09/18), Prof Ncube said government has poured in US$15 million towards the cholera fight as a commitment…

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First Lady Donates Towards Cholera

FIRST Lady Amai Auxilia Mnagagwa through her charity organisation, Angel of Hope has made a donation towards the fight against Cholera, as the battle to contain Cholera intensifies.   HealthTimes Reporter Speaking at the handover event, Angel of Hope board Chair, Mrs Chipo Mtasa said in as much as they might not cover everything in terms of availing resources to combat cholera, they were committed to extending a helping hand in whichever way possible. “Last week on Wednesday Amai came here at the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital (BIDH) and she…

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Zim Cholera Prevalence High In Women

THE prevailing cholera epidemic which according to latest statistics has recorded 6533 suspected cases and 35 deaths wears a gender face according to the Harare City health department with preliminary figures indicating a 51% prevalence rate in women against 49% in men.   By Michael Gwarisa Giving an update on the epidemic, Harare City Health director, Dr Clemence Duri said there was a conspicuous infection discrepancy between men and women amidst indications that the first cholera death which was recorded at Beatrice Infectious Disease Hospital (BDIH) was a 25 year…

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#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

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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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