Increased cholera cases worries activist

A renowned health activist George Jobe has expressed worry over increased cholera cases in the country.

Jobe told YFM Online that poor sanitation and religious beliefs are also some of the contributing factors to the spread of the outbreak.

“In Lilongwe, Salima and Karonga where cholera cases are rampant, the outbreak is spreading due to the absence of clean water.”

“People are using the Lilongwe and Linthipe rivers and shallow wells built near pit latrines,” Jobe said.

Jobe has called for provision of clean water to the affected areas.

He stressed the need for sensitizing the masses on cholera prevention and cure.

“It is of great concern that people in our communities have not been provided with most needed sensitization hence people are dying due to negligence to seek medical help,” he said.

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health 25 people have died from cholera since the first case was recorded in November 2017.

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