Zimbabwe Needs A Centralised Disaster Communication Plan

ZIMBABWE is yet to heal from the Cyclone Idai wounds and yet another tropical Cyclone dubbed Cyclone Kenneth is headed our way. In March this year, the country was hit by cyclone Idai which left hundreds of people dead, thousands others injured and displaced. The mere thought of another cyclone coming to Zimbabwe right now brings a chilling and horrific reminder of the deaths and horror the people of Chimanani, Chipinge and some parts of Masvingo encountered. However, there is a demon called confusion which is deeply embed in our…

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385k Get Cholera Vaccine in Chipinge and Chimanimani

ABOUT 385 000 people in Cyclone Idai affected areas of Chimanimani and Chipinge received the oral cholera vaccine as of Wednesday, UNICEF has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere The cholera vaccination initiative which commenced last week is a preventive measure to avert a possible cholera outbreak in the affected areas. The target is to administer the oral vaccine to over 480 000 people in the affected areas aged 12 months and older. “As we approach the end of Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign in the two #CycloneIdal affected districts, Chimanimani and Chipinge.…

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Substantial Drop In Zim Malaria Cases and Deaths

ZIMBABWE recorded 192 malaria deaths in 2018 representing a significant 63 percent drop compared to the previous year. By Kudakwashe Pembere A progress in eliminating malaria, the country achieved another feat where malaria cases were reduced by 44 percent in the same period. “There were 264 278 malaria cases and 192 deaths in Zimbabwe in 2018. This represents a substantial decline from the previous year: a 44 percent reduction in cases and a 63 percent reduction in deaths,” said the ministry. This feat could not have been achieved without the assistance…

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Cyclone Kenneth To Hit Zimbabwe Tonight

THE Ministry of Local Government and Public Works has issued a warning over an impending tropical Cyclone Kenneth which is set to hit most parts of Zimbabwe tonight around 18:00 hours. By Michael Gwarisa Director Civil Protection Department in the ministry, Mr Nathan Nkomo said contrary to earlier reports that the cyclone would only hit Mozambique and Tanzania, indications are that the Cyclone is projected to hit some parts of Zimbabwe  which include Gokwe, Mt Darwin,  Chimanimani, Chipinge, Masvingo, Mutoko, Mbire, Mzarabani, Nyanga and Mzarabani. “Another cyclone, Cyclone Kenneth, is…

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