Murewa district has embarked on a massive cholera awareness campaign as part of fighting the deadly disease that has wreaked havoc in some parts of Harare.
The cholera awareness campaign which was rolled out in Murewa district when the disease broke out a few weeks back, is bearing fruits as most people have now adopted recommended hygiene behaviours.
Mrs Monica Gava of Nazalijamu village is one of the villagers who is ready to fight the disease.
“Following awareness campaigns by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the local authority we now know about cholera and how to prevent it,” she said.
Murewa Rural District Council vice chairperson Councillor Resta Dzvinyangoma said they have partnered with various stakeholders to create awareness on cholera.
“Through the District Civil Protection Committee we have managed to come up with awareness campaigns in the district so that our people are not caught unaware,” said Dzvinyangoma.
Despite the efforts by the local authority and its partners, information is yet to get to some elderly villagers who seem to have limited information on the disease.
“We have just heard it on radio that there is cholera in Harare but we do not know how to prevent it and its symptoms if one is affected,” added Dzvinyangoma.
Murewa district has so far recorded only one case of cholera at Musami Mission Hospital but the patient has since been discharged.