YONECO has appealed to the youth in Machinga district to spearhead Cholera prevention interventions in order to contain the disease which has claimed many lives of people in Malawi since its outbreak in March, 2022.
The plea was made during a sensitization meeting on cholera prevention which YONECO organized for young people at Ntaja Youth Drop-In Centre (DIC). The youth were oriented on how to promote proper waste disposal, handwashing as well as consistent and proper use of latrines.
The session facilitator, Emmanuel Mbewe, further urged the participants to support other community members to have necessary sanitary facilities like pit latrines.
The first case of cholera disease in Machinga district was reported on 2 March 2022. Later on, the Ministry of Health and Population declared a cholera outbreak on 03 March 2022.