The Cholera situation in Nchelenge district in Luapula province has stabilised.

Nchelenge District Director of Health, Emestina Chisha, told ZANIS in Nchelenge that
only one person is currently admitted to St. Paul’s Missions Hospital’s Cholera
Center as at yesterday.

She said there have been no latest cases reported at Chabilikila, Kabuta, Kafutuma
and the Islands on Lake Mweru.

Meanwhile, the lifting of the Fish ban has brought fear among Nchelenge residents of
a possible rise in the number of Cholera cases.

One of the residents, Bernard Banda, said the lifting of the Fish ban on Lake Mweru
and Luapula River could create an increase in Cholera cases especially in Kashikishi
which is the main fish trading area.

Mr. Banda said most fishermen have a habit of setting up temporal shelters on the
shores of Lake Mweru which have no toilet facilities forcing them to answer the call
of nature on Lake Mweru.

He said most Fishing camps in the District have very poor standards of hygiene due
to lack of toilets and clean drinking water.

Mr. Banda feared that Cholera would be spread to other parts of the country due to
the influx of people involved in the fish trade that are expected to visit the
district.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Its such a big shame for the country that has reached HIPC and increase in copper prices to be experiencing such health problems like chorela.Health care does not just mean buying drugs for the health centres but also teach health education to rural people and providing clean water. Zambia is endowed with abundant water than need treatment before they given to the people.Please, let the such cases of chorela be of the past and invest in human services that an ordinary Zambian need to live.

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  2. One person with cholera is too many! Its time people started earning their money. Who is in charge of sanitation in Nchelenge? The Minister of local govt in Lusaka and area MP need to be ashamed of themselves.

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  3. We in Ghana especially, the noehtrrn region of Ghana are excited that President Obama is visiting Ghana. We wish and hope that he include in his visit plan to Northern Ghana to interact with us. Or he should acknowledge us in his speech as a way of encouraging the young ones to work hard towards the reduction of poverty.

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