1.0 UPDATE ON THE CHOLERA OUTBREAK RESPONSE
Cabinet received an update report on the Cholera Outbreak Response, which was presented by the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Gen (Rtd) Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
Cabinet is informing the nation that fourteen African countries have now reported cholera outbreaks in 2023, with a cumulative 160 756 suspected cholera cases have been reported in the African region, including 3 288 deaths as of 4 April 2023. As of 16 April 2023, Zimbabwe’s cumulative suspected cholera cases stood at 457, with 438 recoveries and 2 deaths. Eight of the ten provinces continue reporting cholera cases with the exceptions of Matabeleland North province and Midlands province. Matabeleland South province has recorded 158 cases while Manicaland Province has 118.