Articles tagged 'cholera'

MPs fume over deferred vehicles 22 September 2018 HARARE - Legislators from both Zanu PF and the MDC have expressed anger at the government's decision to suspend the purchase of new vehicles for them — with the money budgeted for that now earmarked to fight the deadly cholera outbreak which has claimed dozens of lives and left thousands of peopl...
GMAZ hands over 30t of food stuffs to cholera victims 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) yesterday donated 30 tonnes of assorted food stuffs to people affected by cholera. The donation consisted 10 tonnes of mealie-meal, five tonnes of rice and 5 000 loaves of bread. The food stuffs were collected from Blue Ribbon, Natio...
HCC to apologise to Econet 20 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has said it will apologise to Zimbabwe's largest mobile telephone company Econet Wireless after municipal officials attempted to steal humanitarian aid meant to stem Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade. Econet founder and executive chairpers...
'Schools should close to curb the cholera crisis' 20 September 2018 HARARE - Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) has concluded its research on the state of schools' preparedness to handle the cholera outbreak. It said schools are not safe and have no capacity to mitigate the deadly cholera outbreak. “Following the suspension of lessons at Gle...
Extortionist pricing regrettable 20 September 2018 HARARE - At a time when the nation is battling to contain the cholera outbreak, it is disheartening to note that some people are trying to take advantage of this tragedy to fatten their pockets. This follows reports that some suppliers of hygiene products such as gloves had hatched a plan to i...
Cholera paralyses showbiz 20 September 2018 HARARE - A number of high-profile gigs that were scheduled for this and next weekend hang in balance following the government's ban on public gatherings, as the cholera epidemic continues to spread across the country. Last week, the government was accused of playing double standards after it f...
Government to upgrade worn out sewer systems 19 September 2018 HARARE - The government of Zimbabwe has pledged to upgrade the sewer and reticulation systems as a measure to curb the spread of cholera which has so far claimed at least 30 lives. Speaking during an update of the Cabinet's sitting, which is now scheduled to take place weekly, minister of Info...
MP partners Olinda, Tytan in cholera fight 18 September 2018 HARARE - Glen View South MDC Alliance MP Vimbayi Tsvangirai-Java has partnered musician Njabulo Nkomo aka Tytan and his wife Olinda Chapel in a cholera awareness campaign, as the parliamentarian seeks to conscientise members of the public on the epidemic that has claimed the lives of at least 30 ...
Outrage over govt spending 18 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed outrage over the government's poor planning and unnecessary expenditure at the expense of preventing medieval diseases like cholera, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 30 people. Government has since declared a state-of-emergency after the outbre...
Blame game doesn't solve cholera crisis 18 September 2018 HARARE - The cholera outbreak in Harare and its devastating effects which have killed innocent lives and left thousands needing treatment, are a painful reminder to every Zimbabwean of the serious problems confronting our beautiful country. It is sad that lives continue to be lost to medieval ...
Masiyiwa outrage: Officials attempt to exploit Econet cholera fund 17 September 2018 HARARE - Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa has expressed his outrage at some municipal officials who attempted to defraud cholera response funds donated by Econet valued at $10 million. In a post on his Facebook page, Masiyiwa alleges that suppliers and some officials from affected municipalities...
Police, vendors clash in Harare CBD 17 September 2018 HARARE - There were running battles in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) over the weekend as police and Harare City Council (HCC) officials launched a major blitz to drive vendors out of the city. On Saturday, the Daily News witnessed hordes of police details chasing vendors from their ...
'Govt to blame for cholera epidemic' 17 September 2018 HARARE - Civic Society Health Emergency Response Coordinating Committee (CSHERCC) has said the government is solely to blame for the more than 25 reported cholera deaths. In a statement read by Community Water Alliance national coordinator Timothy Chitambure on behalf of the committee at a pre...
Churches respond to cholera outbreak 17 September 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe grapples with the cholera outbreak, churches have pledged to help fight its spread with some saying they will be shelving services for this week. Others said they will take the opportunity to educate their congregants on cholera related issues. The government has since ...
Cholera outbreak under control: Govt 16 September 2018 HARARE - Government's efforts to contain the cholera outbreak that has so far claimed over 20 lives are yielding positive reports as there have been no deaths recorded as of yesterday Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo has said. Speaking at the handover ceremony of some equipment from...
Rainy season to worsen cholera 16 September 2018 HARARE - The fast-approaching rainy season will most likely worsen the cholera outbreak in the country, health experts have warned. The rainy season is closely linked to the spread of cholera as sewage and soil components containing the bacteria are most likely to be transferred from one place...
Ways to tackle waterborne diseases 16 September 2018 HARARE - With the recent outbreak of cholera in the country, water and sanitation management is being put under the spotlight again. Waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid are acute diarrheal diseases caused by pathogenic micro-organisms that are transmitted in water. Th...
Cholera fight needs teamwork 15 September 2018 HARARE - It is  very sad and demoralising to note that at least over 25 people have succumbed to the latest cholera outbreak that has hit Zimbabwe. For God's sake, this is 2018 but still our people are feeling the effects of a disease that belongs to the medieval times. The worst-affected a...
Obadiah Moyo in baptism of fire 14 September 2018 HARARE - The new minister of Health and Child Care Obadiah Moyo has been thrown right at the deep end as his appointment last week came at a time when the country is in the throes of a cholera outbreak. Unlike other ministers who had the luxury of first familiarising themselves with their port...
Cholera deaths reach 25 14 September 2018 HARARE - At least 25 people have died in Harare from cholera so far with nearly 4 000 people having been attended to at the Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital (BRIDH) by yesterday. According to Harare City Council (HCC) acting director of health Clemence Duri, the deaths were recorded ...
AI tells govt to request for help 14 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration should swallow its pride and request international assistance to combat the spread of a cholera epidemic that has so far claimed over 25 lives, Amnesty International (AI) has said. The global rights group described as “unacceptable” a situ...
Red Cross deploys volunteers 14 September 2018 HARARE - Red Cross has deployed volunteers to support communities affected by the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 25 lives. There are fears that the outbreak might spread across the country as it started in an urban area with high density and high population mobility. Sporadic cas...
MPs' cars to gobble $20m 14 September 2018 HARARE - Treasury is set to splash over $20 million on top of the range vehicles for Members of Parliament and Senators in the ninth Parliament. This is at a time when government is struggling to mobilise resources to contain a cholera outbreak that has since been declared a national disaster.
Let's fight cholera together: Chamisa 13 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa yesterday condemned the country's leadership for failing to contain the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 21 lives across the country. The waterborne disease which broke out a week ago in Harare's high density suburbs of Budiriro and Gle...
Econet lends strong hand to cholera crisis 13 September 2018 HARARE - Econet Wireless has mounted a massive public awareness campaign to fight the burgeoning cholera crisis in Zimbabwe, which is reported to have already claimed 21 lives. The company has also begun to offer material support to the public health teams working to combat the epidemic. Ec...