#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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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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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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City Of Harare Fires Top Health Execs

Harare City Council (HCC) yesterday suspended four top officials for awarding themselves “fat cat” salaries above government-imposed caps. Acting town clerk Josephine Ncube, health services director Prosper Chonzi, finance director Tendai Kwenda and human capital director Cainos Chingombe were suspended after a special council meeting yesterday called to receive a report by the Justice George Smith-led tribunal that probed the top officials’ alleged abuse of power. “Senior executives need to be suspended. After that we need the mayor to appoint a new acting town clerk and that person will have…

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SAZ Celebrates World Standards Day

By Michael Gwarisa THE Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) will join the rest of the world in commemorating the World Standards Day on October, 17, 2017 which will also coincide with the SAZ 60th Anniversary celebrations to be held in Harare. The celebrations will be running under the theme, “Standards make Cities Smarter” and will draw participants and attendance from various stakeholders. Speaking to HealthTimes, SAZ Director General who is also President of the African Organisation for Standardisation, Dr Eve Gadzikwa said the celebrations have come at a time when…

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Council Must Do More To Contain Typhoid: Experts

SOURCE: The Herald  Failure by Harare City Council to provide basic water and sanitation services to its residents is fuelling the outbreak of water borne diseases such as typhoid and cholera, health experts have said. Water-borne diseases, the experts said, were primitive in this era. As such, the specialists called for the city to venture into private partnerships with developmental partners in order to resuscitate infrastructure which is failing to cope with the growing population. The sentiments by the experts come after the death toll from typhoid in Harare has…

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