137 Die From Malaria In Manicaland

Speaking at an Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) workshop in Mutare yesterday, provincial epidemiology and diseases control officer Dr Munyaradzi Mukuzunga, said Manicaland had recorded at least 137 confirmed cases of malaria deaths since January this year.

Dr Mukuzunga said that the rise in malaria cases this year was not unique to Manicaland following the increased rainfall received last year following an El Nino- induced drought. Said Dr Mukuzunga:

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Of the 137 deaths recorded in the province, about 45 percent was recorded in Mutare city. The city was recently declared a malaria zone following the unprecedented increase in confirmed cases of malaria. Chipinge recorded 23 deaths, followed by Mutasa with 16 deaths and Buhera and Chimanimani with 12 deaths each. Nyanga and Makoni recorded the lowest number of deaths in the province at eight and four, respectively.

More: Herald


Manicaland is a province which covers largely the eastern highlands and the south eastern plateau of Zimbabwe. Manicaland is one of the ten of Zimbabwe Provinces. Mutare is the capital of Manicaland Province. Read More About Manicaland

Mutare is the name of Zimbabwe's third largest city after Harare and Bulawayo. Popularliry referred to in Zimbabwe as Kumakomoyo, this word depicts the city’s mountainous terrain giving it a unique distinction which makes it different from the rest of other cities in the country.... Read More About Mutare

Chimanimani is a town in Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Chimanimani

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