Malawi Red Cross Society – MRCS is working with the Ministry of Health to advise persons with disabilities and their caregivers to follow cholera prevention measures.
MRCS Community Development Facilitator Magdalena Nyola made the call at a meeting with the District Disability Forum in Chikwawa District.
Traditional Authority This conference, held in the area of Chapananga, was aimed at providing information on cholera to persons with disabilities.
In Chikwawa District, more than 246 cholera cases have been registered and 6 have died.
Njola shows that people with disabilities are vulnerable to outbreaks, so they reach out with accurate information and preventive measures.
The area’s health monitoring assistant, Stephen Tembo, reminded the community that cholera is spread by drinking untreated water, improperly using toilets and other unhygienic practices.
He indicated that the signs and symptoms of cholera included vomiting, severe diarrhea, and body fluid loss.