The Ministry Of Health and Child Care Applaudes The Implementation Of Cholera Response Strategies 

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The Ministry Of Health and Child Care Applaudes The Implementation Of Cholera Response Strategies


By Yvonne Mutambwa


The Ministry of Health and Child Care applaudes the implementation of sound response strategies, such as high community awareness, improved case management, establishment of oral rehydration points and cholera treatment camps, and the vaccination programme, is continuing in known hotspots.


The nation is being informed that during the period of 5 to 11 March, 2024 there were 894 new suspected cases reported.

Speaking at the post cabinet briefing yesterday, Minister of Information and Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Hon Jenfan Muswere highlighted the government ongoing support for the fight against cholera.


“Going forward, Cabinet resolved on the following measures in order to curb disease outbreaks,” said Minister Muswere.


The Ministry of healthy had come up with measures that it has vowed to implement:

1.enforcement of onsite servicing of new residential areas/suburbs before residents take occupation of houses;

2. Enforcement of the requirement for small-scale miners operating in mining areas to prioritise the provision of water and sanitation facilities in mine compounds;

3.enforcement of the removal of unregistered artisanal miners along Mazowe River to avert further spread of cholera;

4. Decommissioning of Cholera Treatment Centres in areas where cases have reduced, and the redistribution of equipment to current hotspots;

5. The prioritisation of the purchase of oral cholera vaccines to provide a second dose for districts that were targeted for the first campaign to ensure protection for 3 years.

Meanwhile, the public is being advised to take necessary precautions to avoid the spread of cholera outbreak.