Presidency assures affected families of unrelenting support
DoDMA provides relief items
A cumulative total of 698 households have been critically affected by rainstorms and strong winds that struck most parts of Traditional Authorities Kachenga, Msamala, Sawali, and Nkaya in Balaka District; on Tuesday.
Adding salt to injury, the rampant fall armyworms have affected 19,000 of the 53,000 cultivated hectares of land, representing a total of 39 per cent.
Lilongwe, January 4: Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said although the cholera situation is certainly worsening, it has not yet reached the stage where it can be regarded as an epidemic.
The Minister said this when he gave an update on the situation of cholera in the country on Thursday morning at the Ministry of Health at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, where he appealed for assistance from everyone to compliment his ministry’s efforts in trying to contain the disease.
UK and Ireland funds cash-based safety net to meet the urgent needs of the chronically poor and to build resilience.
The UK Aid and Irish Aid are providing £6.8m (circa $9m or 6.6bn MWK) that will ensure the World Food Programme and a Save the Children-led NGO consortium can provide cash transfers to meet the food needs of over 500,000 vulnerable Malawians. The Vice President, together with UN and NGO implementing partners, will launch this support in Nsanje today, Wednesday 20th December.
Karonga, December 19, 2017: Karonga District Council and other stakeholders working in health sector are in dilemma over the fast spreading of a cholera outbreak in the district where two people have died with a total of 51 registered cases in four weeks.
The district council and the stakeholders met Monday to discuss how they could contain the outbreak of the disease.
A report presented at the meeting by Karonga District Environmental Health Officer, Lewis Tukula indicated that about 23 villages have been affected in all the five traditional authorities.
Six people have been confirmed dead as a result of heavy rains and floods overnight.
Affected areas are Kaliyeka, Mchesi and Kawale Townships where there has been extensive damage to households.
The Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima is this afternoon visiting the affected areas and victims in his capacity as Minister for Disaster Management Affairs.