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Cholera Surge, Malawi Runs Out Of Vaccine


Malawi runs out of vaccine as more than 900 people have reportedly died and more than 28 thousand cases of cholera have been recorded in the south eastern country of Africa.

Development partners have since partnered with Malawian Government but the situation is said to be challenging as cases surge.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), early 2022 supported the latter with 3.9 million oral cholera vaccines (OVC) doses.

While in Lilongwe, confirming of the peaking figures, Malawi Ministry of Health spokesperson, Adrian Chikumbe, told the limping nation that their vaccines have depleted.

The cholera situation in Malawi has reached alarming levels just similar with Covid-19 when african countries largely rely on donations from development partners, the government of Malawi said it was caught unaware.

Reason for the spread is alleged to be consumption of unsafe water.

the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 6 speaks of clean water and sanitation while number 3 speak of good health and well-being.