Blantyre records one cholera case


By Audrey Kapalamula:

Blantyre has recorded one cholera case during the rainy season, Ministry of Health spokesperson, Joshua Malango, has confirmed.

However, the ministry has said it has intensified measures to prevent an outbreak of cholera during this year’s rainy season.


Malango said, among other measures, the ministry is ensuring that people maintain good standards of living.

we work with. We do not just wait for the rainy season. We have been promoting a number of interventions to ensure that people are free from waterborne disease and we are happy with the progress,” he said

In the last rainy season, the country was hit hard by cholera especially in Karonga and Lilongwe. The outbreak claimed 30 lives, with a total of 932 cases being recorded.


The outbreak affected 13 districts.

Malawi Health Equity Network Executive, Director George Jobe, said there is need to more awareness campaigns on sanitation and hygiene.

Jobe also said authorities should swiftly provide chlorine for areas that do not have access to safe water

“The areas that were most hit hard had water problems: people were using water from to rivers. We need to quickly drill boreholes and distribute chlorine to those people. In urban areas, city councils must improve on waste management,” he said.

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