WESNET Asks for Speed in Stopping Cholera

Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WESNET) says if cholera outbreak is not contained during this dry season, it might be almost impossible to stop it come the rainy season.

Executive director for WESNET, Willies Mwandira said on Monday following the death of other two people at Chintheche cholera treatment camp in Nkhata-Bay increasing the death toll to 25 with 918 cumulative cases.

“If we don’t stop it now, we are going to fail to manage or contain it the next two months when we reach the rainy season. As such, the water and health sectors must come in to try to manage the situation. For this to happen we need a number of resources,” said Mwandira

Speaking when confirming the two deaths, officials from Nkhatabay health office said that they continue to sensitize the masses on the need to practice hygiene.

According to the ministry of health, about 119 have died while over 4200 have been infected since the disease was diagnosed in the country early this year.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 12/10/2022

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