Malawi Red Cross in Cholera awareness drive for people with disabilities – Capital Radio Malawi
19 June, 2024

Malawi Red Cross in Cholera awareness drive for people with disabilities

The Malawi Red Cross Society-MRCS in collaboration with the Ministry of Health are advising persons with disabilities and their guardians to follow Cholera preventive measures.

MRCS Community Development Facilitator, Magdalena Njola made the call during a meeting with District Disability Forum in Chikwawa district.

The meeting held in the area of Traditional Authority Chapananga was aimed to give Cholera awareness information to persons with disabilities.

Chikwawa district has registered over 246 Cholera cases with six deaths.

Njola has indicated that persons with disabilities are prone to the outbreak hence reaching out to them with accurate information and preventive measures.

Health Surveillance Assistant for the area Steven Tembo reminded communities that Cholera is spread through drinking untreated water, improper use of toilets and other unhygienic practices.

He indicated that the signs and symptoms of Cholera include vomiting, severe diarrhoea and body water loss.

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