On Friday United Nations agencies donated more than $3 million towards the fight against cholera, which has killed 54 people.
The World Health Organisation donated $1 004 088 for strengthening response to and management of cholera and other epidemic-prone diseases in Harare, while the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) donated $755 030. UNICEF also donated $1 096 850 for the cholera wash programme. The World Food Programme donated $230 175 towards in-clinic feeding to cholera patients to contain the outbreak and support recovery.
Chairman of the inter-ministerial committee on cholera July Moyo, who is also the Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister, received the donation on behalf of Government.