Mozambique Buries 158 Zim Idai Victims…Gvt Dispatches Pathologists

GOVERNMENT will send a team of pathologists to assist in the recovery of the deceased believed to be buried in Mozambique after the Cyclone Idai, a Cabinet Minister said on Tuesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere About 158 Zimbabweans were buried in Mozambique in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai about three weeks ago. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa briefing journalists after the eleventh meeting of Cabinet in Harare said they were now in the process of recovering the dead following the rescue process. “The search and recovery…

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Zim Launches US$ 621 million Cyclone Idai Appeal

ZIMBABWE has published its Tropical Cyclone Idai International Humanitarian Appeal plan which requires a total of US$621 million to assist the Cyclone Idai distressed areas. By Kudakwashe Pembere In the plan signed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the areas need US$51 million to deal with Water Sanitation and Hygiene issues. “The massive flooding left a trail of destruction on water supply which crippled access to sources of safe water. The damages include submerged and washed away pumping systems and water reticulation networks. “Priority actions in this area include rehabilitation, upgrading and…

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Health Response Plan For Cyclone Idai Affected Areas

THE Health and Child Care Ministry has developed a Health Response Plan for Manicaland to assist the affected, as well as health staff in Chimanimani and Chipinge. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with the Ministry’s Director for Epidemiology and Disease Control Dr Portia Manangazira , she said the provincial medical directorate was also involved in making the plan covering the period until May. “We have as the health sector, sat down with the provincial medical directorate in Manicaland to come up with a Health Sector Medical Response Plan for…

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US$ 60M Urgently Required For Relief Response To Cyclone Idai

THE government, United Nations, donors and Non-Governmental Organisations convened today to launch a revised Humanitarian Flash Appeal to include response to Cyclone Idai requesting for an additional USD 60 million, bringing the total amount to USD 294 million required by humanitarian partners to complement national response efforts to drought, economic challenges and Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. The launch of the revised humanitarian flash appeal convened by the UN Resident Coordinator was held at the UN offices in Harare bringing together senior representatives from Government, Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps…

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Health Workers Also Need Psychosocial Support In Cyclone Idai Hit Areas

HEALTH workers and even those providing assistance in areas that were hardest hit by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani and Chipinge are also in need of counseling and psycho-therapy, a Health and Child Care ministry official has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was said by Epidemiological and Disease Control Director Dr Portia Manangazira at a Cyclone Idai Psychological Support Sensitisation, Training and Coordination Meeting on Tuesday. “Psycho-social support should be provided across board. Don’t overlook our health staff. The people have been busy organizing themselves and coordinating with everyone,” she said.…

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Bring the most injured Cyclone Idai survivors, says Avenues Clinic

AVENUES Clinic says it is ready to assist Cyclone Idai victims who need delicate surgery . By Kuda Pembere Avenues Clinic Corporate Communications officer, Mrs Cordellia Shereni, says this is their way of giving assistance to those who desperately need it. “The Avenues Clinic is the only facility in the country that is equipped and resourced to handle these major injuries and efforts are still ongoing to identify more cases of those critically injured. The clinic is also appealing to those who might know of such cases of Cyclone Idai…

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Action Aid Brings Relief To Cyclone Idai Affected Women

ZIMBABWE’S humanitarian organisation, Action Aid has extended US$50,000 worth donations targeted at addressing women dignity issues in the Cyclone Idai ravaged Manicaland province. By Michael Gwarisa Commenting on the development, Action Aid country director, Joy Mabenge said it had come to their attention that the Cylone which hit the province about a week ago had deeply affected women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and livelihoods hence the donation. “Our signature is quite clear, we are promoting women led emergencies, we are promoting women rights emergency response and we have brought with us here…

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Cyclone Idai Survivors Contract Parasitic Diseases

CYCLONE Idai survivors have contracted parasitic diseases, raising fears of gut and gastrointestinal infections in affected areas. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was revealed by Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo on Monday at an International Red Cross Community donation at National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) offices. “And I have already got some information from the Provincial Medical Director that we are now getting children affected by parasites. So we need medication to cure the children from parasites. Get them out of their body systems,” he said. The Minister leaded…

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