Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2024-03: 27th February 2024

1.0 UPDATE  ON  THE  NATIONAL  CHOLERA  OUTBREAK

RESPONSE

Cabinet received the weekly update on the National Cholera Outbreak

Response, which was presented by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Douglas Mombeshora.

 

The nation is advised that during the period 14 to 20 February 2024,

1 025 new suspected cholera cases were reported, reflecting a reduction from the 1 286 cases reported the previous week. Districts that have not yet reported cholera cases are Bulilima Insiza, Mangwe, Tsholotsho, Lupane, Nkayi and Shurugwi.  Government is distributing the resources required inorder to assist patients. The nation is also informed that as a result of strong interventions through the Ministry of Health and Child Care,  cholera  cases  are  now  on  the  decline  in  districts  including Chipinge, Mutare, Gutu, Hwange, Chitungwiza and Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe.  The robust vaccination campaign is yielding visible results in the known cholera hotspots, while screening for cholera and other infectious diseases is ongoing at all points of entry.

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