Vaccines help battle cholera outbreak in Malawi

In late 2022 staff at Tukombo health centre, a stone’s throw away from the shores of Lake Malawi, were stretched to the limit. The small facility in northern Malawi had been repurposed to serve as a cholera treatment centre to care for hundreds of patients as cases surged amid the country’s worst outbreak.

Malawi launches a national “End Cholera” campaign

Today the Government of Malawi launched the national Tithetse kolera (End Cholera) campaign to curb the outbreak affecting the country. The campaign was launched by H.E President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera in Mgona, one of the capital’s cholera hotspots.

WHO donates cholera supplies to the Ministry of Health to strengthen case management

Lilongwe - The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated additional cholera supplies for Malawi government to support in the ongoing cholera outbreak response that has affected all the 29 districts of the country. WHO Representative for Malawi Dr Neema Rusibamayila Kimambo masde the official handover of the cholera supplies to the Minister of Heath Honorable Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda MP in Lilongwe, at the Ministry of Health Headquarters.

Malawi launches oral cholera vaccination campaign to contain cholera

Malawi today kicked off oral cholera vaccination reactive campaign targeting 2.9 million people aged one year and above. The reactive campaign is aimed at halting the ongoing transmission and control cholera outbreak that has affected all the 29 districts of the country. The campaign will run from 28 November to 2 December in 13 high burden districts.