Disease Relief Through Excellent and Advanced Means (Dream) officials on Friday took their mobile clinic to Traditional Authority Mbenje’s area in Nsanje and treated people for different ailments.
Speaking in an interview during the clinic, Dream project coordinator Bruce Tambwali said the initiative was a response to government’s request for partners to assist people affected by Cyclone Idai in March this year.
“Last time we brought food, but we observed that the people needed health services, too; hence, the clinic,” he said.
Tambwali said common ailments included whooping cough, diarrhoea and malaria in adults while malaria and asthma were common among children.
In a separate interview, Nsanje Lalanje Constituency Disaster Management Committee secretary secretary Stanley Magalasi said about 105 out of 866 people remain at the camp.
“They have nothing to build their homes with. These people need seeds, farm tools and kitchen utensils,” he said.
In his remarks, village head Nkhakatamba thanked Dream for saving the people from travelling four kilometres to Sorgin Health Centre which caters for 19 122 people (4 413 households). Dream is a health organisation within the Community of Saint Egidio in the Catholic Church.