The Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus and Cholera has sent an SOS to the Public, Private Companies and Organizations for support in the fight against Cholera.
In a statement signed by Co-Chairperson of the taskforce who is the Minister of Health, Khumbize Chiponda, “the support can be in form of donations that are expected to cover various gaps currently being experienced in the prevention, control and management of the cases across the Country.”
The statement further says that the donations being requested are “medical supplies including ringers lactate, giving sets, cholera beds, tents, examination and heavy duty gloves, gumboots, solar lamps, buckets with taps, aprons and soap, Chlorine, Support to schools to improve water and sanitation facilities including buckets with taps, handwashing soap, ORS and renovation/construction of sanitary facilities, Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and Cash.”
“Those willing to support are requested to contact the Secretariat of the Presidential Taskforce through the National Coordinator, Dr Bridon M’baya by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +265 (0) 995 883 117 or on the following address:
National Coordinator, Covid-19 and Cholera Secretariat, Office of the President and Cabinet, Private Bag 301, Lilongwe 3, Malawi.”
Khumbize Kandodo in the letter concludes that “the Presidential Taskforce welcomes any donations regardless of quantities and assures the general public that all donations received will be used for the intended purpose, and will be accounted for.”
Cholera, regarded disease for the power, has ravaged Malawi, one of the poorest countries on earth such that the statistics are to the effect that 20,000 cases have been repeated with over 500 death fatalities.