Cholera has claimed slightly over 700 lives in Malawi since the first case was reported on 7 August, 2022. This current outbreak has been described by health authorities as the worst since 2002. Cumulatively, a total of 21, 024 cases have been confirmed in 26 of the total 28 districts of the country.
Thus, YONECO has deployed officers in various townships across Blantyre who are conducting door to door sessions on hygiene in a bid to contribute towards containing the outbreak.
The sessions have been tailored to meet the information needs of community members. The teams are engaging residents on proper handwashing techniques, water treatment, proper use of toilets, safe food preparation and storage, and other hygiene-related topics.
The sessions are delivered through interactive activities and demonstrations.
Through the door-to-door sessions, it has been noted that some households have no access to clean water, chlorine and other proper sanitation facilities like handwashing basins and toilets.