WHO donates K500 million supplies towards Malawi’s cholera fight


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided medical supplies and equipment worth K500 million to the Ministry of Health as part of the cholera outbreak response.

The items are also meant to address healthcare service provision problems rocking Tropical Cyclone Freddy-hit areas.

The consignment includes malaria medication, zinc sulphate, ORD Ringer’s lactate and medical equipment for emergency setup of cholera treatment units, among others.


WHO Representative Neema Kimambo said although Malawi has registered a decline in cholera cases, there is a need to pump more resources into efforts aimed at eradicating the disease.

Kimambo said the items will also be used for addressing sanitation-related problems.

“We will continue to respond to emergencies and build resilient health systems in Malawi to ensure that our health facilities are well equipped with necessary medical equipment”, Kimambo said.


Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said the items would assist the country in the fight against cholera as well as strengthen the ministry’s data use.

“The equipment and supplies will support us in the ongoing humanitarian response to mitigate the effects of Cyclone Freddy and will also support us in the fight against the cholera outbreak in the country,” Kandodo Chiponda said.

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