In the wake of cholera outbreaks confirmed in some districts in the country, Salima District Council has announced that it will be conducting cholera awareness campaigns across the council.
Salima District water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) coordinator Waki Chungwa said the council has funding from United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) to be used for the activity.
He said: “Starting from this week, we will be conducting cholera sensitisation campaigns and our targets are all hot spots.”
Chungwa further said apart from the campaigns, the district, through its health office, has already bought cholera emergency supplies which will be deployed if there is an outbreak.
Speaking in a separate interview, district health education officer Angella Nyongani said the cholera intervention was necessary because Salima is a district prone to disasters.
“We are doing everything possible to conduct successful campaigns that will minimise chances of us experiencing a cholera outbreak. The campaigns will use drama, health education band and demonstrations,” she said.
Nyongani said the campaigns will reach out to 20 cholera hot spots across the district.n