Chikwawa District Health Office has said continuous use of unsafe drinking water is hindering efforts to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak which has so far affected 44 people in the district.
Health Promotions Officer for Chikwawa District Hospital, Settie Priminta told YFM online that the cases have risen from 37 in August 2017.
”People in Chikwawa drink unsafe water from Shire River which put them on high risk of suffering from Cholera,” he said.
Priminta went on to say that health officials are working tirelessly to subdue the spread of the outbreak.
”We are supervising the use of sanitary facilities in the area as well as providing cholera vaccination to control the outbreak,” concluded”.
Chikwawa and Nsanje districts are cholera prone areas in Malawi.