Kadoma Health Scare…As Council Neglects SQ Residents

“Young kids are exposed to sex at a very young age as they share a room with their parents and they watch everything….”   The chatter of kids playing, punctuated by the strong stench of sewage water flowing through the streets repulsively embraced us as we made our way into one of Zimbabwe’s oldest high density suburb of Rimuka in the Single Quarters (SQ) and the General Barracks (GB). By Michael Gwarisa recently in Kadoma A right turn from the main road into the  SQ and GB areas under Ward…

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New Settlements Sources of Diarrheal Diseases In Harare

MUSHROOMING new settlements have been identified as the biggest source of medieval water borne and diarrheal diseases in Harare, acting director health services, Dr Clemence Duri has said. By Michael Gwarisa Giving an Overview of Diareahal diseases in the City at the World Hand Hygiene day celebrations, Dr Duri said the city was battling to contain the rise in diarrheal ailments especially in new settlements around the city as residents in the respective ares use shallow wells and other unhealthy water sources. “Harare continues to struggle with mideaval water borne…

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Single Dose, Oral Cholera Vaccine Proves Effective In Zambia- MSF

In another promising development for people affected by large-scale cholera epidemics, recent data from Zambia’s 2016 cholera epidemic has highlighted that just one dose of oral vaccine provides effective short-term protection against the disease during an outbreak, similar to that of the currently recommended two doses. HealthTimes Correspondent The results of the study – conducted by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the organisation’s research arm, Epicentre, the Zambian Ministry Of Health (MOH), the Pasteur Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) – are being published in the 8 February edition of…

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“There Is No Cholera in Norton” Gwinji

THE ministry of health and child care says the reported Cholera case in Norton had actually tested negative contrary to Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa’s warning which he circulated on Social Media claiming one person had tested positive  in the area. HeathTimes Reporter In a statement, health and child care secretary, Major General, Dr Gerald Gwinji said the only confirmed cases so far were those recorded in Chegutu and the Norton case had actually tested negative. “My ministry wishes to give an update on the Cholera outbreak situation in Chegutu Municipality…

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#BREAKING: Cholera Hits Norton

A Cholera case has been reported in Norton amidst indications that the latest victim has got links to the Chegutu funeral where an 80 year old woman died of Cholera two weeks ago. By Michael Gwarisa According to ministry of health statistics, Cholera has so far killed five people in Chegutu while more than 30 people have been hospitalized. All the victims are reported to have attended the funeral in question and it is feared that the gathering attracted guests from places as far as Harare among other surrounding areas.…

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Cholera Outbreak Exposes Gvt’s Lack Of Political Will- CWGH

THE prevailing Cholera outbreak which surfaced in Chegutu last week, killing at least five people, leaving others hospitalized has exposed government’s lack of political will and desire to solve the recurring Cholera outbreaks, a top community health expert has said. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Executive Director, Itai Rusike said government was not doing enough to bring finality to the Cholera nuisance and such an approach could pave way to an even worse Cholera crisis. “The latest outbreak of cholera in Chegutu and…

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#BREAKING: Cholera Could Be In Harare Already?

CHOLERA might have found its way into Harare already following indications that a sizable number of people from Harare attended a funeral of an 80 year old woman who died from Cholera in Chegutu last week. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists in Harare this afternoon, Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the four people who died of Cholera last week had come into contact with body fluids from the 80 year old woman in the process of conducting a burial ritual which involves washing the body and…

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Gov Sets Up Camp At Chirundu Boarder To Prevent Cholera

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has set up a temporary camp at Chirundu boarder post to monitor and prevent Cholera from entering the country. HealthTimes Reporter Through their official Twitter Account, the Ministry of Health said the move was step towards showing how prepared they are to tackle cholera. “As part of preparedness Strategy @MoHCCZim set up a temporary camp at Chirundu boarder post in case of emergency. Buses leaving Zimbabwe have stickers,fliers & brochures with information on preventing Cholera. Speaking to health minister Dr David Parirenyatwa last…

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Zambia Cancells Church Services As Cholera Crisis Continues

Zambia’s cholera crisis which started in October 2017 continues to affect the lives of people in the southern African country. SOURCE: RadioVop Zimbabwe Authorities have said the number of persons infected continues to rise – they put the figure at 2,451 as at Sunday January 7, 2018. A local news portal said of the 61 deaths nationwide, 58 were in the capital, Lusaka. Another area affected by the crisis is places of worship. A number of churches announced cancellation of all services especially in Lusaka. The Reformed Church in Zambia…

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