To help communities in Salima fight cholera, Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS)on Tuesday donated assorted drugs to Salima District Hospital.
Speaking after making the donation, MRCS assistant district project officer Thoko Jere said they want people to access medication whenever they need to without challenges.
“When we heard about the recent outbreak, we immediately linked with our head office in Lilongwe and they gave us a consignment of assorted drugs to support the fight,” she said.
Jere called for transparency and accountability by health authorities in managing the drugs.
Receiving the consignment, Salima district medical officer Jollings Kasondo thanked Red Cross for the timely donation.
He promised to use the drugs responsibly and appealed for similar support from other organisations.
The consignment follows an SOS the district health authorities made through the council’s healthy committee and is expected to serve over 1 600 people for the next two months.
Among others the consignment includes; chlorine, oral rehydrates salt (ORS), and gloves.
The recent cholera outbreak has killed two people, while seven others tested positive in less than a month.
The outbreak affected Tsokwe, M’ndewele and Mtalimanja villages in Senior Chief Khombedza in the district.