Typhoid Outbreak Hits Mabvuku

A Typhoid outbreak has hit Mabvuku high density suburb with at least nine cases confirmed so far. The suburb, which has been prone to typhoid outbreaks on a yearly basis, especially during the rainy season, has gone for four months without water supplies.

CHRA local ward leaders noted an influx in diarrheal related diseases which prompted them to make enquiries on the issue from the Mabvuku Poly clinic officials who admitted that they have treated typhoid patients and are suspecting that more residents could be affected.

Typhoid outbreaks in Mabvuku are not new especially during the times when the suburb is faced with acute water shortages. Last year, Harare City Council Town Clerk, Dr Tendai Mahachi promised Harare residents that water supply would normalise but according to our service delivery implementation tracker, nothing of that sort has materialised. Residents in Mabvuku have resorted to getting water from unprotected wells that surround the Chizhanje area.

Reports coming from Harare City Council indicate that some top council directors have swindled part of the USD$144 million loan received from Afrexim bank in China meant for the rehabilitation of water infrastructure. This comes against a background of mega salaries being paid to them while residents languish due to water shortages.

For more information you can call Mabvuku Poly Clinic on this landline number: 04 491 068 or alternatively email [email protected] for this and other issues.

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