Malawi Red Cross Society injects K19 million into Karonga cholera fight

Malawi Red Cross Society has supported Karonga District Council with K19 million for sensitization and other interventions aimed at mitigating cholera outbreak which has already killed four people.

Malawi Red Cross Society Secretary General, McBain Kanongodza disclosed this Thurdsay during a District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting.

He noted that since the cholera outbreak continues to spread in the district there was need to intensify awareness campaigns to the masses on how they can prevent the disease.“We are geared to work closely with you and I am optimistic that very soon we are going to win the battle.

“Our team is on the ground, and they are doing everything possible to mitigate the transmission of the epidemic,” Kanongodza highlighted.

He revealed that Malawi Red Cross Society had donated a vehicle to the council to ease mobility during this period of cholera outbreak.

Karonga District Commissioner, Richard Hara thanked Malawi Red Cross Society for the donation saying it was timely and would assist members of the task force to reach out to many communities.“Let me assure you that this vehicle will not be abused; we are going to use it for the intended purpose so that we put to an end this epidemic,” he promised.

The district has recorded 170 cumulative cholera cases including five and one new cases at Nyungwe and St Annes treatment camps respectively. Karonga District has the highest number of cases since the country as whole recorded 227 cases with four deaths in the district.

By:  Andrew Mkonda