Zomba District Health Office has expressed gratitude over chlorine dispensers project saying it has improved hygiene in the country.
Health Information Officer for the district Arnold Mndalira said through the project they have managed to distribute chlorine for safe and portable water in the remote areas.
“Since we collaborated with Evidence Action organization in the provision of clean water to the rural masses in this district there has been a reduction of cases of diarrhea reported in the hospitals,” Mndalira told YFM in an interview.
He said people in the villages are aware of different water borne diseases through capacity building meetings to chlorine promoters which the organization thoroughly conducts hence the district had no cases of cholera outbreak this year.
Mndalira said the project has helped to reduce the budget for chlorine saying money which was meant for chlorine is allocated in other essential areas.
Evidence for action was introduced in the country to provide safe and clean water in remote areas as it is believed that about 2 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes globally.