Government Launches $57 Million Appeal to Combat Cholera

The government has launched an appeal of at least $57 million to help effectively contain the current cholera outbreak that has so claimed 30 lives to date and leftover 5 000 others under treatment.

Chairperson of the inter-ministerial committee on cholera Minister July Moyo said

The health sector requires at least $51 million to assist a projection of 50 000 patients while local authorities require at least $6 million to be able to revamp sewer and water reticulation infrastructure in hotspots of Glen View and Budiriro  a detailed list of requirements and a final figure would be availed tomorrow as they were still consolidating national requirements from both local authorities and the health sector.

 

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