PDI Receives K34.1 Million to Fight Cholera in Karonga, Rumphi

Participatory Development Initiative (PDI) has received K34.1 million from the Department for International Development (DFID) through UNICEF to implement a water and sanitation project in cholera hit areas of Karonga and Rumphi districts. Speaking Friday during a briefing of the project to district executive committee (DEC) members, PDI’s Executive Director, James Longwe said the organisation will target cholera hotspot areas such as fishing camps in the two districts. “We will rehabilitate boreholes in 50 villages in Karonga and 30…

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Eliminating Cholera Outbreak Myths in Karonga

It was soon after she had a bath in the lake that she started to complain of stomach pains. No sooner than we thought of ignoring her complaint than she started purging and vomiting. In 30 minutes time, things became worse. We then realized it was persistent diarrhoea and vomiting and the girl became so weak. Upon taking her to Nyungwe Health Centre, we were told it was cholera. Sadly, it was too late to save her and she…

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DC Calls for Emergency Intervention on Cholera

Despite commitments from the district health office and other stakeholders to fight and contain the outbreak of cholera in Lilongwe, the district is still registering an increase in the number of new cholera cases. District Commissioner for Lilongwe, Lawford Palani, on Thursday afternoon called for an emergency meeting to strategize on the way forward after getting reports of 20 new cholera cases at Bwaila Camp. He said it was alarming to note how fast the disease was spreading despite…

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Mangochi Cholera Scare Cleared, Surveillance Continues

Results from the Community Health Services Unit (CHSU) National Reference Laboratory on the sample taken from a patient suspected to be suffering from cholera in Mangochi has tested cholera negative. Mangochi District Environmental Health Officer (DEHO), Kondwani Mamba, disclosed this to Mana on Saturday evening in a follow up to earlier communication that had hinted possibility of the outbreak having reached the lakeshore district. On Friday, Mamba had communicated through the district council’s official social forum that Mangochi District…

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Cholera Not Yet Epidemic, Says Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said although the cholera situation is certainly worsening, it has not yet reached the stage where it can be regarded as an epidemic. The Minister said this when he gave an update on the situation of cholera in the country on Thursday morning at the Ministry of Health at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, where he appealed for assistance from everyone to compliment his ministry’s efforts in trying to contain the disease….

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Nkhotakota Equipped to Prevent Cholera

As the Ministry of Health is fighting hard to subdue the Cholera outbreak which has affected some of the districts in the country, three health centres in Nkhotakota can afford a smile after a group of young men, Dwangwa Round Table (RT) 69 supplied the centres with infection prevention materials. The RT 69 Chairperson, Peter Piringu said the group focused on infection prevention after an assessment which revealed that there was a gap to address the initiative in health…

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WHO to assist Malawi in Battle against Cholera

By Lester Milanzi The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is going to help Malawi in the fight against Cholera which has recorded over 40 cases and 2 deaths, Maravi Express has learnt. According to a statement from WHO’s regional office for Africa, the exercise will mainly involve displaced persons living along the Malawi and Mozambique border who have been heavily affected by floods caused by heavy rains. “All of these cases have been identified outside IDP sites….

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