Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Zimbabwe government blamed for cholera disaster

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The cholera outbreak is a National crisisethat requires various stakeholders to work together it's fight Harare City Council Spokesperson, Michael Chideme has said.

In 2008, more than 4,000 people were killed and 100,000 more infected when a cholera outbreak that began in Harare spread to other parts of the country.

With the continued increase in cholera and typhoid epidemic cases, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo visited the affected areas of Glen View 1 and 2 to get first hand information on what is taking place in terms of containing the epidemic.

Government declared an emergency on Tuesday, September 11 whiles the police announced a ban on public gathering especially in capital Harare in public interest.

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"Relevant medicines should be purchased as a matter of urgency as soon as resistance patterns have been ascertained", it recommended.

Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), says he was cheated of victory by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the July 30 election, the first since Robert Mugabe was removed in a coup last November.

The Primary and Secondary Education ministry has also cancelled World Literacy Day commemorations, which were scheduled for today at St Albert's Mission in Centenary, Mashonaland Central province, today due to the cholera outbreak.

The WHO reported that health personnel face shortages of medicine and intravenous fluid as well as sewer blockages, lack of protective clothing and erratic water supplies. Informal housing areas without running water have mushroomed and basic infrastructure has collapsed after years of neglect. The City Council of Harare has struggled for a long time to supply water in all the areas of the capital city with the help of antiquated equipment as well as infrastructure often creating a force on the residents to drink water either from the boreholes as well as from the open walls.

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Zimbabwe, which was ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence in 1980 until his ousting previous year, suffered its worst cholera outbreak in 2008.

The MDC is in charge of the Harare City Council which is accused of failing to provide running water and collect rubbish from residential areas regularly while government has also been fingered for being the author of the current macro-economic hardships that has brought poverty among Zimbabweans and made it hard for local authorities to function flawlessly.

The Unicef advised Zimbabweans to prevent cholera spreading by regular hand-washing, drinking only safe water, washing food, cooking it thoroughly and avoiding shaking hands.

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