#BREAKING: Harare Typhoid cases going up…Three Contaminated Boreholes closed

FOLLOWING the resurgence of Typhoid, the City of Harare recently decommissioned three water boreholes linked to the recent surge in infections in some parts of Harare. By Michael Gwarisa The Typhoid outbreak was reported in December last year (2022) in the Western suburbs of Harare mainly in children below the age of five. Speaking in an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Michael Vere, the Epidemiology and Disease Control Officer in the City of Harare said they have recorded 80 Typhoid cases to date with Glen Norah being the most affected. Glen…

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New UNFPA Regional Director Tours Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre in Hopely

RECENTLY appointed United Nations Population Fund East and Southern Africa (UNFPA-ESA) Regional Director, Ms Lydia Zigomo Nyatsanza who is in the country on a mission visit, has applauded Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre for coming through to offer a range of healthcare services as well as life-skills training to vulnerable groups in Hopley. By Michael Gwarisa Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre  was born out of a 2017 partnership between the UNFPA, ILO, Lafarge Holchim Cement and the City of Harare which aims to improve sexual reproductive health (SRHR) outcomes of…

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City of Harare/Nanotech Ink Water Chemicals Deal

Council is set to save up to US$300 000 per month through using an alternative water chemical to be produced at Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Works. HCC Comms The City signed a deal with Nanotech Solutions which will see the two partners using modern technology to produce water chemicals locally. Speaking during a Special Council meeting held at Town House recently, acting finance director Mr Godfrey Kusangaya said financing the Nanotech Solutions deal for alternative water chemicals will save the City more than US$300 000 per month. Once we start…

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Harare City Fathers Accused Of Dining In Luxury Hotels While Residents Drink Poop Water

FAILURE by the City of Harare to consistently provide safe drinking water to its residents could trigger another wave of waterborne Diarrhoeal diseases if Central Government does not intervene,Harare Residents have warned. By Michael Gwarisa This call follows revelations that one of the leading hotspots of Cholera in the capital, Budiriro has gone for three years without water while almost all residential areas are experiencing perennial water supply interruptions and having dirty water pumped into their homes. Residents in most wards in the Capital are now relying on shallow wells…

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ZNFPC, City Of Harare Use Sport To Fight GBV and HIV In Young People

IN an effort to eradicate new HIV infections, teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence (GBV) in communities, the Harare City Council in partnership with the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) have introduced youths games to keep young people engaged. By Patricia Mashiri The games include soccer, netball and traditional games such as nhodo, tsoro and other . Speaking during the games which took place in Mbare over the weekend, Mrs Calista Kaseke, Harare City Council Community Services Officer based in Mabvuku said the games are aimed at reducing idleness in…

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Outrage, As Mabvuku Polyclinic Makes Residents Pay US$5 To Get Baby Cards

RESIDENTS in Mabvuku, a high density suburb east of Harare have expressed shock over alleged ludicrous demands being made by administrators at Mabuku Polyclinic, chief among them being the US$5 payment in order to obtain baby cards for new born babies. By Patricia Mashiri The clinic has also been making pregnant women pay US$10 towards scans but to the shock of residents, the facility has not been issuing receipts. Speaking to HealthTimes, Mr Michael Chideme, the Harare City Council Spokesperson however said they were investigating the issues being reported about…

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United States Government’s Interventions See Rujeko Polyclinic Surpassing HIV Targets

RUJEKO Polyclinic, a council primary health care facility in Dzivarasekwa, Harare has through interventions from the United States Government (USG) attained 68% Viral Load Coverage (VLC), 96% viral suppression levels as well as increase access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) to not less than 5039 people living with HIV around its catchment area. By Michael Gwarisa The Polyclinic’s catchment area has a total population of 88, 271 consisting of mostly low income and poor communities and HIV programs at Rujeko Polyclinic are being supported mainly by the U.S President’ Plan for…

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Brain Drain Hampers City Of Harare Clinics Vaccination Efforts

HARARE local authority Clinics are finding it difficult to clear long winding queues of citizens who are coming forward daily to get inoculated. By Michael Gwarisa In most cases, the facilities are just serving 30 or less people, telling the remaining hundreds to consider a later date for vaccination. Even though the City has published a list of centers conducting vaccinations, it appears some centers have not been living up to their promise. A tour of the vaccination centers around the city show a grim picture characterized by long winding…

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City of Harare To Increase Refuse Collection Trucks Fleet- Mayor

NEWLY elected Harare Mayor, Councilor (Cllr) Jacob Mafume has hinted that the local authority is working on increasing the fleet of garbage collection vehicles in order to match the increasing demand for services. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking through the official City of Harare Facebook account, Cllr Mafume said the city was expanding and this has exerted pressure on the already dilapidated fleet which also needs revamping. I do understand that we have some of our trucks stuck in South Africa due to the foreign currency issue. We will try to…

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City Of Harare Releases New Garbage Collection Schedule

THE City of Harare has released a garbage collection timetable after weeks of failed collections. Through their Facebook Page, the City of Harare said, “Council advises that the Fire at Pomona Dumpsite was successfully suppressed on 31 August. Preparations to resume normal operations at the dumpsite are in progress upon certification by EMA. Meanwhile a blitz operation to clear backlogs that emanated from the two week non collection period commenced on Saturday 29 August. The blitz is being conducted as per attached schedule. When done, normal door to door collections…

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