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Yamba Malawi Intensifies Cholera Prevention

Bhamu Bhamu - pic by Raphael Mlozoa

As government and its development partners continues to engage more efforts in fighting the Cholera outbreak in the Country, Yamba Malawi, has joined the team with trainings of more health workers to enhance preventive, mitigation and resilient measures in communities.

The organization which is much focused on uplifting vulnerable Children by empowering their communities to break the cycle of poverty, has this week started training its field facilitators and government Health Surveillance Assistance in Mangochi on issues of Cholera.

Chiristina Bhamu, Programs Manager for Yamba Malawi, responsible for Mangochi district said they have started training people who work in communities because it will enhance their capacity and help in prevention which is a key in the fight.

"We work in Mangochi and Lilongwe districts which have recorded the highest numbers of  infections and deaths, and we recognise gaps that exist in this fight against the outbreak," said Bhabu.

Mangochi District Health Office, Assistant Environmental Health Officer, Responsible for Bwananyambi Area, Albert Nyambalo, said the training is important because it is like a refresher to most HSAs and also adding numbers of community health workers, with the Yamba Malawi field facilitators also trained in cholera prevention.

"Some issues shared here are new to our HSAs and to some it is a refresher which is very crucial as they are the ones directly transacting with communities in the villages," explained Nyambalo.

As of February, 14, 2023, cumulatively  Mangochi district had registered 7,694 ases with 122 deaths.

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