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Malawi health officials officially declared that cholera is no longer a national public health emergency in the country.























The Minister of Health, Honourable Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda, MP accompanied by Minister of Water and Sanitation Honourable Abida Mia, MP made the announcement at a press briefing held in Lilogwe.

This follows the milestone that the country has attained in containing the cholera outbreak in 26 out of 29 districts. Currently, the country is recording sporadic cases in selected areas of Chikwawa, Mangochi and Zomba especially in Cyclone Freddy affected areas with less than five patients a day.

The Minister of Health, Honourable Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda said the country’s success in battling the cholera outbreak  is owed to government efforts, development partners and communities themselves in the fight against the outbreak–including securing 1.4 million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine.

The country has been battling cholera outbreak since February 2022. The outbreak was declared a national public health emergency in December 2022.

As of August 2023, a total of 58,981 cholera cases including 1,768 deaths have been reported (3% CFR). This was Malawi’s biggest cholera outbreak in history.

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