|Nation commemorates sanitation week|
|Monday, 17 September 2012 17:41|
Zimbabwe is this week commemorating National Sanitation Week against the backdrop of outbreaks of diseases such as bilharzia which is fast becoming an emerging major health problem in the country.
The sanitation week that was launched in Harare, seeks to remind stakeholders of the need to ensure that Zimbabweans have access to proper sanitation and clean water.
With reports that bilharzia outbreaks have been recorded in some parts of the country, especially in the rural areas, it raises questions on why the country should be having such diseases such as bilharzia at the time when the world is putting efforts in promoting good hygiene.
In an interview at the launch of the National Sanitation Week in Harare, the Environmental Services Director in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Mr Goldberg Mangwandu says Zimbabwe needs to increase efforts to promote good hygiene and invest in toilets and clean water provision.
This comes at a time when the country is grappling with diseases that are caused by poor hygiene and water shortages.