Malawi Appeals For Help To Mitigate Impacts Of Cholera

By Samuel Ouma

A health worker attending to a patient at Tukombo Health Centre in Nkhatabay.Photo credit UNICEF

The government of Malawi has appealed for help from well-wishers for support in the fight against cholera.

According to the Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus and Cholera, the support can be in the form of donations that are expected to cover various gaps currently being experienced in the prevention, control and management of the cases across the Country.

“The Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus and Cholera would like to appeal to the Public, Private Companies and Organizations for support in the fight against Cholera,” said the task force in a statement dispatched to newsrooms.

The requested donations are medical supplies, including ringers lactate, giving sets, cholera beds, tents, examination and heavy-duty gloves, gumboots, solar lamps, buckets with taps, aprons and soap and chlorine.

Others include support to schools to improve water and sanitation facilities, including buckets with taps, handwashing soap, ORS and renovation/ construction of sanitary facilities, Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and Cash.

“The Presidential Taskforce welcomes any donations regardless of quantities and assures the general public that all donations received will be used for the intended purpose and will be accounted for. The Secretariat will acknowledge all donations received through it,” the statement read further.


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