Health & Fitness

Cholera Kills 454 A Year On In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has recorded a total of 454 suspected and 71 confirmed deaths since the outbreak in February last year. On Monday, Zimbabwe marked exactly 12 months since the cholera outbreak was first recorded. Giving an update at a press briefing held in Harare on Monday Health Ministry Deputy Cholera Incident Manager, Stephen Karim said the fatality …

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Govt To Grip Local Authorities To Defeat Cholera Menace

Repeated and increased frequency in cholera outbreaks, which are mainly caused by poorly run local authorities, are a “cause for grave concern”, and Government will not hesitate to intervene to protect lives as part of broad, strategic interventions to end the public health menace, President Mnangagwa has said. In his …

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Is Kambucha A Wonder Drink Or Illicit Brew?

The Masvingo City Council recently banned consumption of an increasingly popular local beverage — Kambucha — by its workers after the local authority’s medical doctor reportedly advised the drink contains alcohol. A memorandum to its employees dated September 21, 2023 reads: “It has come to our attention that some council …

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