Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2024-02: 20th February 2024

1.0 UPDATE ON THE NATIONAL CHOLERA OUTBREAK

RESPONSE

The Minister of Health and Child Care, Hon. Dr. Douglas Mombeshora

updated Cabinet on the Cholera outbreak situation and the response

thereto.

The nation is informed that as at 13 February, 2024, Zimbabwe’s cumulative  suspected  cholera  cases  were  24  332.  Ongoing  control measures include the distribution of water treatment chemicals at the point of use; training of water point committees; demonstrations on handwashing; setting up of Oral Rehydration Points; engagement with the religious leadership; and raising awareness and health education

campaigns.

The nation is also informed that as at 13th February, 2024 the country had administered 1 585 327 doses of 1 712 017 that the country has received so far. The targeted provinces have a coverage of more than 90%, while Harare has 73.4%. Vaccination is still continuing in Harare. Furthermore, efforts are already underway to procure an additional 6.3

million vaccines in order to cover additional hotspots.

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