By the end of 2008 more than 300 Zimbabweans had died in a cholera outbreak due to unclean water and sanitation.
Two years ago the government took over water management, often cutting supplies for hours or days.
Further complicating matters, the country’s main state-run hospitals were closed due to lack of staff, drugs and equipment.
One Roman Catholic rights group asked employers to pay the 20 percent of Zimbabweans who still have jobs in food since most can no longer afford to buy it.
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