Malawi Cholera Response Flash Update - 23 to 29 January 2023

Responding to cholera in Malawi

UNICEF and partners on a house to house inspection with health surveillance assistant
UNICEF Malawi/2023


  • As of 29 January, 33,608 cholera cases and 1,0931 deaths have been registered in Malawi; this includes 10,000 children’s cases and 1622 children's deaths as of 22 January 2023.
  • During the reporting week, 4,244 cases and 133 deaths were reported. There were 4,480 cases and 135 deaths in the previous week.
  •  The cumulative case fatality rate stands at 3.25 per cent, with the highest CFR of 6.31 in Lilongwe and the lowest CFR of 0.43 in Mzimba.
  •  UNICEF distributed WASH packages to 61 households reaching 305 people and 89 schools, reaching 200,000 learners.
  •  Twenty-thousand seven hundred forty-five people (9,689 male and 10,786 female) were reached through preventive and promotive behavioural change messages in nine districts,
  • 20 out of 118 children screened for malnutrition have been treated with acute malnutrition intervention in cholera treatment units.
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