The ongoing cholera outbreak in Malawi is being fought with aid totaling EUR 540,000 from the European Union.
With the help of this funding, humanitarian partners such as UNICEF will fight the epidemic by implementing a health initiative that will lessen disease spread and mortality. In the affected areas, this action will also include an element for emergency water and sanitation.
In Malawi, the first case of cholera was documented in February 2022. In March 2022, an outbreak was declared.
The current cholera outbreak has so far resulted in reports of cases from 29 districts, bringing the total number of cases reported since the outbreak’s start to over 8,000.
Two severe weather events earlier this year severely affected certain regions of the nation (TS Ana and RC Gombe). During the rainy season, Malawi is extremely vulnerable to severe infrastructure damage brought on by cyclones, floods, and heavy rains, including vital WASH infrastructure.