Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2024-06: 19th March 2024

1.0 UPDATE ON THE NATIONAL CHOLERA OUTBREAK

RESPONSE

The  Minister  of  Health  and  Child  Care,  Honourable  Dr.  Douglas Mombeshora  updated  Cabinet  on  the  national  cholera  outbreak response.

Cabinet wishes to inform the nation that during the period 5 to 11 March, 2024 there were 894 new suspected cholera cases reported. 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.

 

Going forward, Cabinet resolved on the following measures in order to curb disease outbreaks:

 

 

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