Malawi Health and Equity Network (MHEN) has said the death of one person because of cholera should be taken as a wake up call to all stakeholders.

Executive Director of MHEN George Jobe said this in an interview with Radio Islam describing it as a set back to the country’s effort in the fight against the disease.

Jobe said stakeholders should join hands to avoid repeating the same mistake where many lives were lost last year.
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“There is need to conduct thorough research to find the root cause of the disease as it is reported that the deceased made a number of movements,” Jobe said

He commended Blantyre District Health Office for taking a swift response in containing the situation.

Jobe advised people to keep their surroundings clean and use treated water to avoid the spread of the disease.

Last year, 24 people died of cholera in Lilongwe, Karonga and Salima districts.