Another health crisis looms in Zimbabwe

Another health time bomb is looming in Zimbabwe as the rainy season sets in. The prospect of an outbreak of water born diseases is high.

Officials fear they may be difficult to contain due to lack of access to drinkable water coupled with lack of human and financial resources. The country is also dealing with shortages of essential medicines. The doctors’ strike which has gone on for more than 80 days has hampered people’s access to already limited vital health services. At least 5 800 cases of typhoid have been recorded in 2019.

Noma Bolani and Ephert Musekiwa compiled this report…

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