Malawi Cholera Response Flash Update - 16 to 22 January 2023

Responding to cholera in Malawi

A health worker attending to a patient at Tukombo Health Centre in Nkhatabay
UNICEF Malawi/2022


  • As of 22 January, 29,364 cholera cases and 960 deaths have been registered in Malawi; this includes 10,277 children’s cases and 144 children's deaths to date.
  •  During the reporting week, a total of 4,480 cases and 135 deaths, including 1,568 cases and 21 deaths of children were registered. There were 3,860 cases and 121 deaths in the previous week.
  •  The cumulative case fatality rate stands at 3.27 per cent with the highest CFR 6.51 in Lilongwe and the lowest CFR 0.43 in Mzimba.
  • UNICEF distributed a WASH Package to 80 households as well as supplies to 89 schools covering almost 200,000 pupils in five districts.
  •  UNICEF also distributed 10 Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) kits to three district councils, one high-performance tent (72m2) to Lilongwe, 1,000 compound sodium lactates of 500ml adequate for more than 63 severe cases, 2,000 tablets of 100mg doxycycline which can treat 2,000 cases with different sizes cannulas.
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