Harare is now free of typhoid says Minister Parirenyatwa

Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, last week said that there no more cases of Typhoid being reported in Harare with the last case occurring on the 20th of June. Said Parirenyatwa,

We have put in place control measures that include case follow-up and treatments in the community and use of safe water at point of use with chlorination of borehole water.

We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices.

Harare City Council took part and made sure that water was available 24-7, the community was taught about health especially about good hygiene practices.

The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs.

More: Herald


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David ParirenyatwaHarare City Council

David Parirenyatwa is a medical practioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Care. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. InSeptember of 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office but was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa

The Harare City Council is an administrative body tasked with providing services for residence of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Among other duties, the council is responsible for providing clean drinking water, housing and accomodation, refuse collection facilities and health services. Read More About Harare City Council

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