Cholera will be eliminated-Minister

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Minister of Health, Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya
Minister of Health, Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has reaffirmed his Ministry’s commitment towards eliminating cholera.

Dr. Chilufya said 12 cases of cholera were recorded in the last 24 hours.

He said no deaths as a result of cholera were recorded in the last seven days.

Briefing the media on the cholera epidemic situation this afternoon, Dr. Chilufya explained that the multisectoral fight against the disease was the only sure way of its elimination.

He stressed that his Ministry will redisseminate and promote the health in all policy that encourages high hygiene standards in schools, hospitals and trading places.

Dr. Chilufya has since urged schools countrywide to adhere to the rules of hand washing, stating that he has directed health inspectors to check through all boarding houses near the institutions of higher learning to check their compliance on maintain hygiene standards.

And Hass Petroleum Limited Director Gilbert Chishimba hailed government for its vigorous fight against cholera.

Mr. Chishimba also commended citizens for having taken time to pray against cholera epidemic, adding that prayer is the only powerful tool that never fails.

Hass Petroleum Limited donated assorted items worth US$10,000 towards cholera elimination.

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    • There is no order in what this minister has said, there should be order in what you do to achieve your goals, the first thing you should before you eliminate cholera is to eliminate illiteracy, poverty and empower your people with tangible skills, then cholera will disappear. If truly you are Christians you should know that orderliness is Godly, God didn’t make man first, but started first with what man needs.

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    • Where are the recommendations based on the report by those 5 Israelis Engineers, kaili?

      They were being driven around by Chanda, quick to go to the media, it was a big thing, but suddenly we don’t see the results?

      What is going on??????

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  1. Sontapooooo……millions of Zambians are drinking dirty water from contaminated wells and bore holes nest to unregulated pit latrines and septic tanks right in the capital city Lusaka …..

    Mrs luo needs to introduce into the cariculum from primary schools an environmental awareness and cleanliness subject……those posters without teaching children from young , in a class room , will do nothing.

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  2. Not completely Sir! Cholera and corruption go hand in hand. Corruption gets money away from projects that can bring sanitation such as good housing with proper water supply and drainage and sewerage systems.

    The fact that no one is fighting corruption other than by word of mouth and no action informs us that cholera is there to stay. No matter how you cut and dice your spin, let’s just embrace cholera like we have embraced corruption.

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  3. The Kitwe council planted nice trees along the Kitwe Ndola dual carriage. Yesterday it was discovered that some hooligans had stolen these trees. I compare this to fight against cholera. As soon as the government looks the other way people will revert to the old and dirty habits. It’s not an easy battle.

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    • If your leaders can not denounce stealing as an evil, and lead by example, then you cannot be surprised when poor people are trying to make ends meet, and they have reached a level where stealing is considered as normal and part of Zambian culture.
      Unfortunately, that is the reality, whether we like to hear it or not.

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    • those people probably sold the trees, if posters are pasted and flyers handed out those same papers will one day be used to serve tute, vitumbuwas etcs and later on thrown on streets, then when drainages get blocked. people simply blame it on the government.

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    • Mr kanene, it appears to you lawlessness is justifiable as long as it frustrated the government. Let me ask you…is it governments duty to tell you that you should make your bed every morning? There basic things which you at your personal level can manage without anyone telling you. Can you blame government if someone defaecates in the urinal instead of the squatting pan? These things are happening and will continue as long as the culprits get your blessings. Maybe HH will have supernatural powers to supervise each and everyone of the Zambian population.

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    • Mr. Khakis, The general perception is that current government is corrupt, people in government are looting Zambian people resources. The general perception is that to be rich you must have stolen. The general perception is that to get something done you have to bribe someone, the general perception is that if apamwamba are stealing, then I can steal as well…the list goes on. It’s government duty to bring in measures that will defuse these perceptions, and allow people to have faith in our institutions and in government itself. If the government is incapable of explaining even scandals that are brought against it, its perceived as guiltiness. With this in mind, everyone thinks stealing is normal. This is not justifying lawlessness, it’s telling you and the government that things are…

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  4. Is it really the government, people also contribute to the economys sanitation. Even though measures, funds, name it are allocated to this, no matter how much we fight, if people do not change thier mindsets regarding cleanliness, sanitation and do not do their part we back to square one.

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  5. I would like to see how long the initiatives being taken right now will last. this is not the first time the country is having an outbreak. I understand what you are saying but people know they need to live right to live long.

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  6. “Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has reaffirmed his Ministry’s commitment towards eliminating cholera.”

    I wish the minister would just elaborate a little bit about how much resources it took to fight the epidemic, and what kind of budget he had to deal with, and now much the international Organizations contributed to fight the epidemic.

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