MW Requests Additional 7.6 Million Cholera Vaccine Doses

Two children receive OCV on the first day of the campaign in Lilongwe Two children receive OCV on the first day of the campaign in Lilongwe

Malawi has requested for additional 7.6 million cholera vaccine doses from the World Health Organization (WHO), as the ministry of health has run out of stock.

Ministry of health public relations officer, Adrian Chikumbe did not however indicate when the doses are expected in the country but mentioned that different countries are queuing for the vaccine.

Health expert, Professor Maureen Chirwa has since said that hygiene and sanitation are more sustainable prevention measures to the vaccine.

In a related development; Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs, Reverend Brian Kamwendo has joined other leaders in condemning some religious leaders that are blocking their subjects from receiving cholera treatment.

Speaking to Zodiak after attending a preparatory meeting for the interdenominational crusade slated for June this year, being spearheaded by a USA based Revive school ministry, Reverend Brian Kamwendo described such tendencies as untheological, unethical and unpastoral.

Leader of Revive School Ministry Dr Kyle Lance Martins says they will continue engaging religious leaders in Malawi to preach a message of hope.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 24/01/2023

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