Seed Donates Cholera Response Supplies to Malawi in the Wake of Cyclone Freddy

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Seed Global Health handed over cholera supplies, including chlorine, disposable syringes, biohazard bags, and IV infusion kits, to the Malawi Ministry of Health at a public event in the capital city, Lilongwe, on Friday, April 21. The supplies are valued at approximately $75,000 USD and will help the country fight the current cholera outbreak, which has worsened in the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy.

One of the areas we focus on is to respond to emergencies, so when we heard the call that Malawi has gone through cholera and cyclone Freddy, we thought that it could be wise to support the management of the cases.

Anda Nyondo, Interim Malawi Country Director, Seed Global Health

Seed is supporting the cholera response in Malawi by training frontline health workers to treat cholera patients, strengthening cholera clinical case management capacity, and providing critical medical supplies such as IV fluids and more to the hospitals we support.

More than 1,700 people have died in Malawi, in the worst outbreak of cholera in recent history. The outbreak is being driven by powerful cyclones and erratic rainfall, which have been exacerbated by climate change. 

Seed is at the forefront of advancing global discussions on the nexus of climate change and health, especially where climate change is driving growing disease burdens that disproportionately impact marginalized communities. The public and private sectors must urgently work together to increase investments in the health workforce to manage climate-driven health impacts. 

Learn more about our work in Malawi.


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