Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) Management and staff in the southern region were today trained on how they can protect themselves against Cholera, what they can do in a situation they or their relative has been attacked by Cholera as well as how they can help in preventing the spread of the infection amid the continuing increase of Cholera cases in the country.
Environmental Health Officer from Queen Elizabeth hospital Virginia Kananji facilitated the training with much emphasis encouraging the Management and staff of MNCS to drink clean water and avoid eating contaminated food in order to prevent Cholera.
Apart from training Management and staff about Cholera the Environmental Health officer also encouraged the participants to take the Cholera vaccine. During the hour-long training participants were allowed to ask questions regarding Cholera and what they can do to make sure that they help in preventing the spread of the infection.
According to yesterday’s Ministry of Health statistics there are over 23,000 Cholera cases and over 750 Cholera related deaths in Malawian since Cholera started last year.