Covid-19 protocols to force Malawi cholera cases down, says expert

A health expert has predicated a drop in cholera cases this year in the country due to  covid-19 protocols.

Matemba: Hygienic practices have been heavily enforced

Maziko Matemba, one of the leading commentators on health matters said the cleanliness which goes with COVID-19 preventive measures will push the cholera cases down.

“This is because, hygienic practices have been heavily enforced in most public spaces,” he said.

During the 2018-2019 cholera season, the country registered 26  cases with one death due to cholera.

In the period of 2017-2018 there were 939 cases and 32 deaths.

Other health experts say that the government initiated clean-up campaign would also help bring down cholera cases in the country.

President Lazarus Chakwera launched the clean-up campaign last month in Chinsapo, Lilongwe, the epicentre of cholera epidemic last year in the country.

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3 years ago

Once people have learnt hand hygiene, it’ll stick into their minds forever ☠️

True Son of Chigodi
True Son of Chigodi
3 years ago

Cholera is also transmitted through drinking contaminated water, ingestion of contaminated food as well. So it’s better not to focus on hand hygiene only.

3 years ago


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