Mangochi DHO Calls For More Cholera Support

Seed Global Health officials donating to Mangochi DHO Seed Global Health officials donating to Mangochi DHO - pix by Raphael Mlozoa

Health authorities in Mangochi district have asked partners to assist them with chlorine and Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) as the district continues to register more cholera cases.

District's Disease Surveillance and Response Officer, Stanley Rashid, said for preventive measures, they need more chlorine and ORS to distribute in the communities but they are in short supply.

Rashid sent the SOS on Thursday after Seed Global Health responded with assorted drugs and Chlorine worth K5.9 million which they donated to the hospital.

Rashid said while in the past few days new chorela cases have slightly reduced in the district, still they are not out of danger.

"For example, today alone, we have registered 28 new cases and to reduce these numbers further, we need more Chlorine and ORS distributed in our communities; hence, a call to partners to assist," explained Rashid.

Gerald Chibwana, finance and administration manager for Seed Global Health, said they made the donation after noting the gaps.

"Our interest is to save life and strengthen health systems, so we have to support is such situations," said Chibwana.

Currently, Mangochi has registered over 7,760 Cholera cases with 122 death.

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