Zimbabwe Continues To See A Decrease In Cholera Cases

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Zimbabwe Continues To See A Decrease In Cholera Cases

By Yvonne Mutambwa

Cabinet received a report on the decrease of cholera cases in Zimbabwe. During the period 21 February, 2024 to 27 February there were 961 new cases compared to the 1025 reported the previous week.

Speaking at the post cabinet briefing yesterday, Minister of Information and Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Hon Jenfan Muswere highlighted the causes of some cholera cases.

“The cholera cases are emanating mainly from unsupervised religious gatherings and funerals and mobile artisanal miners residing in compounds with poor water and sanitation facilities, ” said Minister Muswere.

The cabinet has applauded all the measures taken during the fight against the spread of cholera that has seen the number of cases decreasing on daily basis.

“However, the marked decrease in the number of cases is attributed to high community awareness, improves case management with establishment of oral rehydration points and cholera treatment camps, and the impact of the vaccination programme,” noted Minister Muswere.

In addition, decommissioning of Cholera Treatment Centers in areas where cases have reduced to zero has been authorized and the redistribution of equipment and supplies to emerging hotspots, and extension of vaccination in Harare to include other hotspots within the suburbs that were initially targeted.

“In response to the cholera challenges, more community health workers have been deployed to conduct door to door health education, administer oral rehydration solutions to communities and promote good hygiene practices.”