Cholera hits 36 in Nsanje, 2 Malawi nationals die

Two people have died while 36 others are under treatment following an outbreak of the deadly waterborne disease in Nsanje district.

MSF health worker in flood hit areas

MSF health worker in flood hit areas

A visit at Ndamera Health Centre in the district on Wednesday where the Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) has mounted a Cholera Treatment Centre, revealed that four of the affected people are members of the same family.

According MSF Emergency Coordinator for Nsanje Simon Burroughs, Malawi’s ministry of health and other stakeholders is going everything possible to prevent the disease from spreading into flood camps.

“With the congestions we are currently experiencing, it will be disastrous if the disease hits the camps,” said Burroughs.

Burroughs added, out of the two that died, one mate the fate right in the community, while the second one died at the treatment centre.

Concurring with Burroughs, one of the medical doctors working on the ground Dancan Owino added that the worst hit areas include Mbenje, Ndamera and Ching’ona that have all recorded an average of three cases in the past two weeks.

“So far, we cannot describe the situation as bad. This is due to thevlevel of preparedness by both the MSF and the ministry of health,” said Owino.

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7 thoughts on “Cholera hits 36 in Nsanje, 2 Malawi nationals die”

  1. FunMALAWI says:

    Why is MoH failing to employ Laboratory personnel from College of Medicine that they help on these cases?

  2. Nkhombokombo says:

    Be touched with the scenerio and situation in the Lower Shire. It is not a laughing matter. Put on their hat that is when you will appreciate the heat that they are expiriencing! Do and give your feudo comments on Chomboni/ Bata game if may wish, not playing fun with the dying! Marubishi basi!!

  3. Abiti Sipoko says:

    Yankees whats wrong with you? So much hatred for your fellow human beings! You need deliverance.

  4. Proff. Ngangabulawayo says:

    Its a shameful sitution down at the lower states. Being hit by the floods and cholera outbreak follows. Should we say this a punishment to the lower shire states. God assist Malawi, problems are rampant in this country. Amen.

  5. Duncan Chifuniro Banda says:

    what is the government doing @ the moment? are they waiting for the number of cholera cases to increase.

  6. Yankees says:

    Lomwe Belt and Mijomba Clan, vuto siinuyo koma mbale wanuyu, tiyeni titseke mmaso tipemphele.

  7. ... says:

    Paja chitsiru china chaku ministry of health chinkazitama kuti malawi ikuchita bwino mwenzi wathau. Chhitsiru cha munthu chimene chija. Chimafuna kumuzutsa satana.

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