Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, launches the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health System Support Project at Sherbourne Hotel in Kitwe on 30th March, 2017. Right is Minister of Labour, Joyce Nonde- Simukoko and left is Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Elias Kamanga, Kitwe District Commissioner, Binwell Mpundu and Copperbelt Province Health Director, Dr. Consity Mwale. Picture by Tisa Banda-Nkhoma/ZANIS.
Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, launches the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health System Support Project at Sherbourne Hotel in Kitwe on 30th March, 2017. Right is Minister of Labour, Joyce Nonde- Simukoko and left is Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Elias Kamanga, Kitwe District Commissioner, Binwell Mpundu and Copperbelt Province Health Director, Dr. Consity Mwale. Picture by Tisa Banda-Nkhoma/ZANIS.

Copperbelt Provincial Health Director, Dr. Consity Mwale says there is need to discourage indiscriminate disposal of waste in communities, in order to prevent Cholera outbreaks.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Mufulira district, Dr. Mwale said indiscriminate waste disposal was a major cause of cholera outbreaks.

He disclosed that although the district has not recorded any case of cholera, the Ministry of Health was on high alert to prevent any outbreak through community sensitization and health promotion.

“We are happy that Mufulira district has not recorded any cholera cases, but there is need to put in measures that will prevent any possible outbreak of the disease,” he said.

Dr. Mwale said the Ministry of Health in Mufulira district had reactivated some systems necessary for cholera prevention through the District Epidemic Preparedness, Prevention and Response Committee in order to prevent any possible outbreak.

Dr. Mwale appealed to health workers to be alert and look out for any suspicious cases.

He also appealed to the members of the public to quickly rush to the nearest heath facility when they feel any cholera related symptoms so that quick action can be taken.

Meanwhile, Chibolya Clinic acting In-Charge, Richard Jinga said the clinic has taken a step forward to help in the prevention of the disease.

Mr. Jinga noted that with the current cholera cases been recorded in Lusaka Province, a step has been taken by the health institution to educate the public on the causes and prevention measures of cholera and other water borne diseases.

He also urged other health institutions not to wait until any cholera cases are reported before taking any action.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. JUST wait the rain season is just HERE, MUFULIRA will be full of uku polyoma muzayambe kunya without kushula imagine how can you have a health director with a name like CONSITY??? i doesnt even sound like a name for human beings, its something like concert, so with such names ushe kwena teti cholera ise????

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  2. JUST DUNUNA AS YOU PAMBUKA, P.F CADRES
    Jonathan wa bwalea is drinking clean water, as his Kachasu days are now over, due to your stup1d1ty.

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  3. I am a bit confused about this article. Is there something specific to Mufulira that has been noticed for it to be flagged as being at high risk of cholera? The only link seems to be that the Provincial Health Director happened to be in in the town and made a statement that there was a risk/potential of cholera breaking out in Mufulira because of the outbreak in Lusaka. So this seems to have been a general statement about the risk of the Cholera outbreak spreading and not specific to Mufuliral. Mufulira seems to have been cited just because that is where the statement was made. Maybe I am wrong?

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