DAPP Zimbabwe has embarked on community Cholera awareness-raising campaigns to improve health and hygiene practices and prevent the spread of cholera in Chimanimani District.
We are working village health workers to conduct door- to door- cholera awareness in Mhandarume, Chakohwa, and Guhune in wards 2, 3 and 4, says Esnath Gunurai the DAPP project leader. “ The village health workers and project volunteers’ work include sharing messages on cholera transmission, symptoms and prevention techniques.”
DAPP Zimbabwe believes that when the affected people know how to protect themselves from diseases, they take action. “Our messages build on local knowledge and through this, we hope to see positive health-seeking behaviors”
DAPP Zimbabwe is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care in implementing the Anticipatory Action for Cholera Outbreak Prevention in Chimanimani District.
Cholera remains a public health emergency in Zimbabwe where an outbreak of cholera was first recorded on 12 February 2023 with cases on the increase in eight out of the ten provinces of Zimbabwe. Manicaland province remains on high alert after recording over 1 500 cholera infections, the second highest cases in the country.
This project is made possible by funding from the Danish Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) and Civil Society in Development (CISU) through UFF HUMANA