‘Eradicate water borne diseases’

04 Apr, 2019 - 13:04 0 Views


Nyengeterai Dingana, H-Metro Reporter

CITY of Harare and Higher Life Foundation have joined forces in eradicating water borne diseases.

The two are working on a strategy from 2019-2025 that informs all interventions to eradicate the water borne diseases in the identified hotspots in line with the vision 2025.

Committee minutes indicate that Mayor Councillor Herbert Gomba had engaged Higher Life Foundation for funding in the implementation of the project in the water and sanitation sectors as part of broader efforts to fight water borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid.

“The proposed cholera strategic plan 2019-2025 has four thematic areas which were elaborately explained that is strengthen public health preparedness and response, upgrading water and sewer infrastructure in the hotspots and improving the city’s solid waste management system.

“Higherlife Foundation emphasized on the need to have a lean, flat and responsive structure for the implementation and management of the project,” read the minutes.

The committee noted that the funding by the City of Harare was also important to ensure sustainability of the programme and for all the activities Higherlife would provide an agreed percentage of funding.

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