Malawi Cholera Response Flash Update - 6 to 12 February 2023

Responding to Cholera in Malawi

UNICEF Malawi/2023


  • As of 12 February, 42,427 cholera cases and 1,3841 deaths have been registered in Malawi. A total of 11,500 children’s cases and 188 deaths were reported as of the last update of 05 February 2023.
  • During the reporting week, 3,861 cases and 130 deaths were reported. There were 4,958 cases and 161 deaths in the previous week.
  • The cumulative case fatality rate stands at 3.26 per cent, with the highest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 5.86 in Lilongwe and the lowest CFR of 0.42 in the Mzimba North district.
  • To establish a Cholera Treatment Unit (CTU), UNICEF provided four high-performance tents and supplies in Balaka, Machinga, and Lilongwe districts to respond to the high need for additional spaces for treating cholera patients.
  • UNICEF actively supports all clusters and pillars of the humanitarian coordination team and participates in weekly meetings as a co-lead for the Education, Nutrition, WASH, Protection, and Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE).
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