Articles tagged 'malaria'

Behavioural change key in combatting malaria 28 April 2018 HARARE - Yesterday, we reported that malaria is spreading rapidly in Zimbabwe, with an estimated 518 deaths in 2017, up from 231 a year before, according to the Health and Child Care ministry. Clearly, deaths from malaria in Zimbabwe last year outstripped 2016 figures amid indications that the...
Malaria on rise in Zim 27 April 2018 HARARE - Malaria is spreading rapidly in Zimbabwe, with more than an estimated 518 deaths in 2017, up from 231 a year before, the largest increase, the Health and Child Care ministry said. Government officials reported a total of 5 997 malaria cases and five deaths for the week ending March 25...
Residents blame council for high malaria deaths 4 January 2018 MUTARE - Serious shortcomings on the part of Mutare City Council in refuse collection and provision of water to some parts of the eastern border city could have contributed to the malaria deaths recorded in the previous year. Last year, 137 malaria deaths were recorded in the whole of Manica...
Malaria continues to wreak havoc 23 July 2017 HARARE - Malaria continues to wreak havoc in Zimbabwe, with the Health ministry recording an increase in new cases of the deadly disease. The country has continued to record an increase in Malaria cases, with over 89 000 infections and 151 deaths recorded in the first nine weeks of 2017, the m...
Mutare defends use of banned DDT to curb malaria 22 July 2017 MUTARE - Mutare City Council (MCC) has defended the indoor use of the banned and deadly DDT to control malaria, arguing it helped in containing the outbreak of the disease. DDT — a potent pesticide widely famed for control of malaria globally before its widespread ban in the early 1960s due to...
Zim switches to new malaria drug 15 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has launched a new treatment for malaria, marking the latest step in a program to stem growing resistance to older treatments such as chloroquine. This comes as multidrug-resistant malaria superbugs have taken hold in parts of Zimbabwe, threatening to undermine progress again...
Mash East on malaria high alert 5 April 2017 HARARE - The Health ministry has detected insecticide-resistant mosquitoes in Goromonzi, Mashonaland East, raising concern that malaria could become difficult to control. This comes as government recently issued a malaria alert after a total of 154 malaria cases were reported throughout the co...
Zim issues new malaria alert 18 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's stone-broke government is finding it increasingly difficult to contain disease outbreaks in the country, with health officials reporting 89 000 new cases of malaria and 151 malaria-related deaths in the past two months alone. This comes as the ministry of Health and Child C...
Parly grants Global Fund tax immunity 28 December 2016 HARARE - Paliament has granted the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) immunity from taxation, penalties and fines, and would be protected against any freeze or seizure of its resources in Zimbabwe. The Senate unanimously ratified the international treaty on Decem...
Bid to cut cancer deaths 28 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is launching an audacious effort to try to reduce cancer deaths and improve early detection of the disease. Government was mulling offering medical resources in the national budget for the cure. This emerged after Manicaland senator Anthony Chimhini asked government to urg...
Malaria wipes out 21 in one week 14 April 2013 HARARE - At least 100 people have succumbed to malaria since January, with over a fifth of the deaths recorded last week alone. Officials say the majority of the cases were recorded in Manicaland Province. Statistics just released by the ministry of Health and Child Welfare show that about 200 00...