FORTY-SIX cholera treatment camps have been set up in the country to contain the outbreak, with oral rehydration points being established in communities to bring services closer to the people.
Speaking during a post Cabinet media briefing yesterday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Dr Jenfan Muswere, said health education on prevention and control of cholera, including hygiene promotion, is ongoing in all provinces.
The highest number of cholera cases reported during this period were in Harare (705) and Chitungwiza (163), with the new districts affected being Zvishavane and Mbire.
As of November 23, 1 744 new suspected cholera cases were reported compared to 1 259 reported the previous week.
The Government has pledged to intervene when local authorities fail to provide infrastructure to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in communities.
“Cabinet advises that by 26 November, 46 cholera treatment camps were set up,” he said.
“Case management and rapid response teams training are ongoing using workstations, on the job and classroom methods to improve on disease management,” he said.
“Training of city health promoters in Chitungwiza and Harare started this week targeting 300 community members who will spearhead door to door visits.
“Community dialogues, interfaith discussions and sensitisation of key stakeholders on cholera are planned for the coming week in high cholera incidence districts.
“To that end, Cabinet wishes to restate that where the local authorities are failing to provide infrastructure, Government will continue to strengthen interventions.”