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Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:02

Nsanje DHO in cholera sensitization campaign

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NSANJE, January 25: Nsanje District Health Office (DHO) has embarked on sensitization campaign to equip communities with primary health care information to prevent the outbreak of cholera in the district.

Disclosing this in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) Tuesday, District Health Office spokesperson, Felix Simbi said as the rainy season progresses, the hospital has engaged communities through the Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) to observe hygiene at all times.

“We are on the ground sensitizing communities on the importance of observing hygiene to prevent the outbreak of cholera which has already affected other districts in the country,” said Simbi.

He said the communities are encouraged to chlorinate the water they use and wash hands with soap at critical times such as after visiting the toilets, after removing baby nappies and before breastfeeding a child.

Simbi further said the DHO has already delivered medical supplies to all health facilities in the district to enable them respond quickly in the event of cholera outbreak.

Nsanje is one of the districts in the country that has not yet recorded any cholera case this rainy season.

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