Mchinji Hospital Urges Staff to Be Alert With Cholera Symptoms

Mchinji District nurses and clinicians have been urged to be proactive once they come across patients with severe diarrhea, saying that will prevent cholera outbreak in the district. Mchinji District has not yet recorded cholera cases but the hospital is taking precautions as the district’s neighbouring districts of Chipata in Zambia, Kasungu, and Lilongwe have all been affected. Mchinji District Health Office (DHO) Emergency and Rapid Response Team leader, Edson Kamba, in his letter to all clinicians in government…

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Female Sex Workers Crucial in HIV/AIDS Fight

National AIDS Commission (NAC) says female sex workers are important players in the efforts against HIV/AIDS in the country. NAC District Coordination Officer for the centre, Eric Dakamau, made the remarks in Mchinji on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting. He said most female sex workers do not know their HIV status and reluctant to seek HIV/AIDS services due to fear of being discriminated, which is putting their clients at more risk. Dakamau then called for organisations and all stakeholders…

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