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Malawi has received 1.9 million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Global Emergency Stockpile for the first round of the vaccination campaign

Malawi has received 1.9 million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Global Emergency Stockpile for the first round of the vaccination campaign

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The consignment comes with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and partners. A cholera treatment camp at Ndamera Health Centre in Nsanje The Ministry of Health is planning to conduct a cholera vaccination campaign over the next few weeks. The campaign will target 1.9 million adults and children from one year old upwards who are living in flood-affected and cholera-prone districts, especially Nsanje, Chikwawa and Machinga. The targeted people will receive two doses two weeks apart. This follows a cholera outbreak detected in Malawi last month. According to the Public Health Institute of Malawi, Nsanje and Machinga districts have reported three deaths from 75 cases treated so far. Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, h...
Malawi: WHO Provides Malawi With 1.9m Oral Cholera Vaccine and Other Supplies

Malawi: WHO Provides Malawi With 1.9m Oral Cholera Vaccine and Other Supplies

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World Health Organization (WHO) has provided the Malawi Governemnt with 1, 947, 695 doses of oral cholera vaccine to the Malawi Government. The vaccine will be administered to eight districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Phalombe, Blantyre, Machinga, Balaka and Mangochi. Malawi's Ministry of Health has also received some critical tools in the fight against the disease like diagnostic aids, laboratory supplies, essential medicines and supplies. WHO Acting Representative, Dr Janet Kayita, made the announcement on Thursday in Lilongwe during the commemoration of World Health Day. The commemoration was held under the theme: Our Planet, Our Health. In her acceptance remarks, the Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda commended WHO for a timely donation. "The supplies will...