Red Cross in cholera prevention project

Malawi Red Cross Society has embarked on a cholera prevention project along the lakeshore districts in the country.

Malawi Red Cross Society Communications Manager Felix Washon said the project is aimed at raising awareness about health, water, sanitation and hygiene in eight lakeshore districts.

“The project is targeting fishing communities who are mostly prone to cholera outbreaks during the rainy season due to unhygienic conditions,” he said.

Washon said the project is a response to the 2015/2016 cholera outbreak which killed many people in Zomba, Machinga and Phalombe.

“You might wish to recall in 2015 there was cholera outbreak which haunted areas like Zomba, Machinga and Phalombe, so we are trying our best to bring awareness to people through our volunteers,” said Washon.

The project will be implemented in the lake shore districts of Zomba, Machinga, Phalombe, Mangochi, Salima, Nkhotakota, Nkhatabay and Karonga.

Malawi Red Cross Society will implement the project in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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