Mwanza tops in sexually transmitted infections

Health officials have said Mwanza is topping on sexually transmitted infections and blames the construction of a rail line project in the border district as the cause of the alarming spread of the infections.Sexual Health service

Mwanza District Health Officer Ralph Piringu said in the past year alone, 14000 women and 5,000 men were infected with STIs.

“A lot of people are being infected because of booming commercial sex market provided by the Nacala Rail Line Project under Valley. We are dealing with the problem,” he said.

He was speaking this on Thursday after briefing journalists on STI and HIV incidents cohort study that seeks to screen people on STIs and HIV and immediately put them on treatment if found infected.

Several non- governmental organizations have been to Mwanza to sensitize people on HIV and AIDS following reports that prostitutes from Blantyre and surrounding districts were flocking to the district to lure workers at the project for sex.

Most workers came from other districts and spent months on end without visiting their wives as the project had a tight deadline.

 

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5 thoughts on “Mwanza tops in sexually transmitted infections”

  1. wayiona bangwe says:

    kwashupa Ku boarder

  2. wayiona bangwe says:

    eishhh guys zimveremtolo

  3. Bouncy says:

    Shaaa’

  4. Koma ziliko says:

    Sikuja ku Mwanza kudapezeka 14 commercial sex workers okongola onona bwino kwambiri koma onsewo ali HIV+? Of coz mukanena za Mwanza, chigololochi amayetsetsa ngati anzawo a ku Ntcheu. Angoniwa ali booo zedi ndipo amadziwa mkomya koma anzawo a ku Mpoto I don’t know kuti zimawavuta pati?

  5. doctor mwanza neno says:

    Nonsense! The diagnosis of Stds is done by nurses and clinical officers symptomatically without lab tests. If you tell them you have pain when urinating they give you antibiotic even when you lied and just wanted the antibiotic to give to chickens so they grow. Malawi should put doctors in health centres like Mozambique has done. I am there nurses don’t play around with antibiotics

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