(2012; 45 pages)
While anthrax prone areas in the country are known, adequate covering of these with vaccination has not been possible due to resource limitations. Meanwhile communities are reluctant to forgo the opportunity to consume meat from animals that have died from unknown causes, and therefore continually put themselves at risk of anthrax.
These Guidelines are intended to inform all animal and human health workers on the effective detection and management of anthrax. This will enable them to better inform communities, raising awareness of anthrax disease and improve their own competencies towards these. Hence we have jointly commissioned the production of the National Anthrax Control Guidelines to provide technical and standardized guidance to all health providers on how to successfully control anthrax in Zimbabwe. We are grateful to all those who contributed to the provision of resources and technical guidance and expert input for the development of these national anthrax control guidelines. Meanwhile for these guidelines to make significant impact, it is important that critical resources are made available especially to the frontline health workers.