Boost for Typhoid fight

The health ministry has secured $600 000 to help it fight Typhoid. 200 new cases of the disease are being reported countrywide each week, while two deaths have been recorded in Harare, according to health officials.

Epidemiology and Disease Control Director, Dr Portia Manangazira, said some 2 000 cases had been recorded, with Harare’s densely populated suburbs like Kuwadzana, Mufakose and Crowborough being the most hard-hit.

“Almost all the towns in the country are potential hubs for Typhoid. These include suburbs like Rimuka in Kadoma, Sakubva in Mutare and Mtapa in Gweru,” said health minister Henry Madzorera, who is also the Senator for Kwekwe Central.

He said the funds would be used to raise awareness of the disease.

“People should not trust the water they get from their taps. Even if the water has been purified before pumping, one never knows what happens in the distribution system. Further domestic purification measures are necessary,” he said.

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