Articles tagged 'typhoid'

2 000 treated for typhoid in Gweru 12 September 2018 HARARE - More typhoid cases are being recorded in Gweru with nearly 2 000 people having been treated so far with the diseases. According to the ministry of Health surveillance report on typhoid, 1 943 suspected cases had been reported as at September 8. The report comes at a time when the c...
Vendors driven out of Gweru CBD 30 August 2018 GWERU - The city fathers in Gweru have moved vendors outside the city’s central business district (CBD) in a bid to contain the outbreak of typhoid. Gweru is still battling the outbreak, which surfaced three weeks ago and has killed 10 people. Last week, there were running battles between t...
Unilever responds to Gweru typhoid 24 August 2018 HARARE - Unilever, through its popular public health brands Lifebuoy and Domestos, launched an awareness campaign in Gweru to educate people on health and sanitation. The awareness campaign, which began on Monday and is set to be concluded tomorrow, is a response to a typhoid outbreak which ha...
Typhoid on the rampage in Gweru 21 August 2018 GWERU - More than 50 typhoid cases are being recorded daily at Gweru’s healthcare facilities as the city buckles under the weight of the deadly waterborne disease. According to Gweru Residents Forum (GRF) director Charles Mazorodze, investigations they carried out showed that at least 1 000 ca...
Typhoid claims 10 lives 18 August 2018 GWERU - Ten people have reportedly died since the outbreak of typhoid in Gweru last week, although this could not be confirmed by officials in the City of Progress. Four hundred recorded cases of the waterborne disease have been treated so far. Efforts to get a comment from town clerk, Eliz...
Residents plead with rights body over typhoid 19 January 2018 HARARE - Harare residents have asked the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) and Parliament to intervene in the deteriorating state of service delivery in the city. This comes as Zimbabwe is scrambling to contain an outbreak of typhoid following more than 200 suspected cases of the bacteri...
Govt, councils must focus on core business 19 January 2018 HARARE - Once again, Zimbabwe is battling another health crisis — a typhoid outbreak. It is sad and extremely disheartening that we continue to suffer from medieval diseases such as typhoid. It reflects badly on our leadership and nation as a whole. It's humiliating. This calls for serio...
Typhoid outbreak hits Harare 17 January 2018 HARARE - Health officials in Harare have detected 200 cases of typhoid fever in the first week of January, raising fears that the appalling state of drinking water may fuel the spread of the infectious disease. The Health and Child Care ministry said 200 cases of typhoid had been confirmed, wi...
Harare battles typhoid outbreaks 15 December 2017 HARARE - Typhoid has continued to break out in Harare, the Health and Child Care ministry said in a notice, warning of further disease outbreaks unless sanitation is restored in the capital currently under appalling conditions. At least 646 cases of typhoid were confirmed by the ministry, and its...
Harare moves to curb typhoid 29 November 2017 HARARE – Companies and aid agencies wishing to drill boreholes must first get approval from council in a move aimed at avoiding usage of contaminated drinking water. Harare City Council health services director Prosper Chonzi told the Daily News yesterday that it was a measure aimed at curbing...
Harare seeks approval for typhoid vaccine 26 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council wants to introduce a typhoid vaccine in a bid to prevent infections in Zimbabwe’s capital. Health services director Prosper Chonzi said council had been dispensing the vaccine to some of its employees but now want to roll it out to the rest of the city. This com...
Address Beitbridge water supply challenges 4 April 2017 EDITOR — It sounds quite strange to hear that water charges in Beitbridge are so high compared with other towns in Zimbabwe. One would expect Beitbridge to have the cheapest water because the distance from the water source to the point of consumption is just too short. Being the busiest bor...
Rust found in Harare groundwater 28 March 2017 HARARE - While groundwater tested in 28 boreholes from 30 of Harare's suburbs is clear of cholera-causing E.Coli bacteria, some of the water is highly acidic and contains rust from rotten plumbing equipment. Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council (UMSCC) chairperson Endy Mhlanga said the assessme...
Harare drinking water condemned 26 March 2017 HARARE - The entire Manyame River — providing water to more than 3 million Harare residents is contaminated, a top official has warned. Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council (UMSCC) compliance assistant Susan Nyarugwe told commemorations of the UN World Water Day hosted by Wildlife and Environme...
Council deploys water bowsers to avert crisis 25 March 2017 HARARE - The on-going water shortages in Harare have forced municipal authorities to deploy water bowsers to parts of the city. This comes as residents of the densely populated Hatcliffe suburb, which receives water only twice a week — have blamed shortages of the precious commodity for causin...
'Zim floods foul water supply' 25 March 2017 HARARE - Thousands of people are without water after heavy rains that struck Zimbabwe, United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned. Flooding triggered by heavy rains has overwhelmed the poor urban drainage system, contaminating the water supply. This comes as government is struggling...
More Harare boreholes contaminated 24 March 2017 HARARE - Scores of Harare residents are exposed to deadly water-borne diseases — cholera and typhoid — after an Oxfam Zimbabwe (Oxfam) survey revealed that more boreholes in high density suburbs are “significantly contaminated”. This comes as Zimbabwe is battling to contain yet another cholera...
'Water shortages trigger cholera' 24 March 2017 HARARE - Hatcliffe residents have blamed severe water shortages for the outbreak of cholera in the suburb, as Harare authorities yesterday said they were preparing for a likely uncontrollable spread of water-borne diseases in the wake of heavy rains. The high density suburb receives water twic...
2 die in cholera outbreak 17 March 2017 HARARE - The Health ministry has issued a cholera outbreak alert after two people died while two others are being treated of the disease in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces. The highly communicable disease is believed to have spread from neighbouring Mozambique, where a cholera epidemic — inf...
'Stop blaming vendors for typhoid' 19 February 2017 HARARE - The Daily News on Sunday’s Bridget Mananavire speaks to former Health minister and opposition MDC shadow Health minister Henry Madzorera about healthcare in Zimbabwe which varies from the most basic primary healthcare, supposed to be offered free by the State, to highly specialised, hi-t...
Outcry over typhoid deaths 7 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean doctors yesterday called on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to ensure government accounts for every death as a result of archaic diseases amid unprecedented public outrage over typhoid deaths. Zimbabwe’s government was facing scrutiny from the Zimbabwe Associati...
Broke Harare council splurges on 25 vehicles 4 February 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has purchased 25 vehicles meant for debt collection, the Daily News has learnt. The fleet of Hyundai i110's — which costs approximately $24 000 apiece — arrived on Monday amid worsening service delivery in the city. HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme confirm...
Contaminated boreholes to be decommissioned 2 February 2017 HARARE - Harare boreholes confirmed to be contaminated will be decommissioned, council spokesperson Michael Chideme has said. This comes on the back of a typhoid outbreak — believed to have been caused by contaminated borehole water — in Mbare, which has so far claimed two lives. In relatio...
Fresh row over Mugabe's trips 30 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's latest trip to Ethiopia, which came barely 24 hours after he had returned home from his annual and taxpayer-funded month-long sojourn in the Far East, has triggered fresh anger and heated debate among long-suffering Zimbabweans. Angry opposition parties and c...
Prisons in frantic bid to avert typhoid outbreak 20 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has said it is working around the clock to avert a typhoid outbreak in the country’s overcrowded prisons. This comes as a typhoid outbreak has hit the high density suburb of Mbare and claimed two lives. ZPCS said isolation wards...