Save the Children Lauded in Balaka for Cholera Response

Health workers in Balaka say they are now relieved of stress they had to contain cholera cases, thanks to Save the Children and other partners for beefing up staff.

Facility in charge for Ulongwe health center Geoffrey Chipanga says they were overwhelmed in the beginning as the same staff worked almost double shifts in all the wards but now are relieved.

"It's not easy working in shifts as we have to juggle between tasks because we have a high population against staff," added Chipanga.

Megan Mcmillin, Save the Children clinical lead says they are glad to share expertise with Malawi medical team in containing further spread of cholera which has been ravaging people's lives in the district since March 2022.

Meanwhile, Balaka Civil Society Organizations have also tipped health authorities in the district not to relax but step up efforts in fighting against cholera epidemic.

Cumulatively, Balaka has registered 3, 568 cholera cases with 89 deaths since March last year.

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