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By Meclina Chirwa
The Lilongwe District Health Office says negligence on adherence to good hygiene practices among Lilongwe residents is contributing to the further spread of Cholera in the district.
Senior Health Promotion Officer and Public Relations Officer for Lilongwe District Health Office, Richard Mvula, said this on Tuesday when World Vision Malawi donated various medical equipment worth two hundred and seventy million kwacha to the health office.
Speaking in an interview, Mvula said as of 16th January 2023, Lilongwe had registered 2661 cases, recorded 180 deaths while 271 people were admitted in hospitals.
Mvula said the donation has come at the right time as the district continues to register a high number of Cholera cases.
In his remarks, World Vision Programs Manager for Lilongwe Harold Munthali said the donation has been made to address some of the challenges the health office is facing including the Cholera outbreak.