Its that time of year again, as the weather gets warmer, and Zimbabwe's failed sewage systems and water supplies are yet again, non-functioning and 'tainted'

- the only beneficiaries are the damn MOSQUITOES!

Irrespective of the excuses from Zanu PF {not enough vaccine etc} however, to be fair, it has been reported that they feel its due to the water supply problems and broken sewage pipes. But these are matters that have been under the purview of the said "government" for the last 43 YEARS. Notwithstanding the stolen election form 23-24th August 2023, nothing will be done, until the greedy, callous, sadistic, heartless "elite" who claim to be the "government" have FINISHED LOOTING!

We have been here before! But with all things that Zanu PF have a hand-in, there is an obvoius "Political Element" - Thus Lockdowns and Limits on Meetings! Just when the illegal regime has rigged the latest elections {see our reporting here; and

Please read the article {at the end of this report} which appeared in the UK Telegraph on the 9th October 2023 and well written by Verity Bowman

As a reported, Verity has covered most "sides" to this tragic and avoidable story. There is even a preposterous claim by the WHO that this is somehow due to "Climate Change" - BUT of course it's the Mosquitoes - admittedly the warmer the better for them, except if we have another ice-age {climate change too}.

But as we as ZHRO have tried to cover, its down to SANITATION, {to be fair the government has cited that too - its just their "solutions that are wrong} and we proposed the link and the solution in Novermber 2018 to the DIFD {now part of the FCDO}. Our Proposal paper is available to view and download here. It is still current and the well researched linkage between sanitation and Cholera/Typhoid is as ever relevant - see for yourself by clicking HERE.

WHO Graphic and Assessment {July 2023}

"Zimbabwe The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe began on 12 February 2023, in Chegutu town, Mashonaland West Province. As of 15 June 2023, there have been 2594 total cases reported, of which 663 were culture confirmed, and 65 deaths with CFR 2.5%. Since the middle of May, an upsurge in the number of cases has been observed, with over 75% of the new cases reported from Manicaland and Harare provinces. In the last four weeks (16 May – 15 June 2023), 1633 new cases and 40 new deaths with CFR 2.4% were reported. Cumulative, 601 RDTs with 121 positive (20 % positivity) and 663 of 783 positive cultures (79% positivity) have been conducted."WHO Zimbabwe Graphic

Telegraph Article and Links
"Lockdown returns to Zimbabwe as health experts try to bring cholera outbreak under control"
Restrictions put in place after almost 5,000 suspected new cases were recorded

Verity Bowman: 9 October 2023 • 12:34pm

Related Topics: Global Health Security, Cholera, Zimbabwe, Africa, Water and sanitation.

Zimbabwe has introduced a slew of lockdown-style measures to combat a resurgence of cholera.
All public gatherings are banned in the southeastern Zaka district if they do not have official approval, while people have been discouraged from shaking hands, eating at gatherings and buying food from unlicensed vendors in the capital, Harare.
Almost 5,000 suspected new cases of cholera have been recorded since late last month, with the death toll hitting a reported 100, according to the health ministry. The outbreak, the biggest since 2018, was caused by unhygienic conditions and blocked sewers, the government has said.
The new restrictions include a ban on large gatherings at funerals, which are common in the country as people flock to mourn the dead, in the worst affected areas of the Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.
No more than 50 people are allowed to attend and serving food is banned

The epicentre of the outbreak is the impoverished southeastern district of Buhera, but it has quickly spread across the country, including the capital Harare.
All 10 provinces of Zimbabwe have reported cases since the fresh outbreak was announced earlier this year.

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by poor sanitation and the ingestion of contaminated water or food.

Outbreaks occur regularly in Zimbabwean cities where supplies of drinking water and sanitation facilities are erratic and infrastructure has collapsed due to years of neglect.
In some areas of the country, people can go months without tap water, forcing them to rely on unsafe sources like shallow wells, boreholes or rivers.

In 2008, a major cholera outbreak claimed at least 4,000 lives in Zimbabwe and at least 100,000 people fell ill.
It happened at the height of the country’s economic crisis when most of the public hospitals were closed due to a shortage of medicines and the flight of health workers abroad.
In southern Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and Mozambique have all had recent cholera outbreaks.

The World Health Organization previously warned that the risk of large-scale outbreaks is increasing due to climate change{??}, which has made tropical storms that limit access to clean water and sanitation more common.
“Cholera thrives in poverty and conflict but is now turbocharged by climate change,” Inas Hamam, a regional spokeswoman for the World Health Organization, said in November 2022. “Regional and global health security is in jeopardy.”

Cholera transmission has been linked to seasonal trends in rain, and especially extreme weather events such as abrupt and heavy rainfall, alongside warming temperatures which increases the growth of the bacteria.
The Malawi outbreak began in districts hit by Tropical Storm Ana and Tropical Cyclone Gombe. The outbreak, which was the country’s worst in decades, killed more than 1,600 people with over 51,000 cases recorded.

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