Brace For Malaria Season – Zim Govt
The Zimbabwean government has urged it citizens to brace for malaria season. Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr John Mangwiro has said the government is doing awareness programmes on how to prevent and control the spread of malaria.
“We know mosquitoes breed in still water. We encourage people to fill unnecessary holes that collect water during the rainy season in the community or near their homes as this encourages the breeding of mosquitoes. We have our health personnel that go to rural areas making awareness programmes about this disease. We also visit provinces spraying chemicals that kill and prevent mosquitoes,” said Dr Mangwiro.
“As a Ministry, we are aware of the season that is ahead of us and preparations are underway to fight malaria. We have also procured malaria drugs in our clinics and hospitals,”
A surge in malaria cases could strain Zimbabwe’s health delivery system that is already battling the COVID-19 pandemic.