Sustainability Partnerships and Mtuli Foundation join the fight against Cholera in Malawi
More than 1,000 lives have been lost in Malawi due to a severe outbreak of cholera, which has affected all districts throughout the country. As of last Wednesday, the 25th January 2023, the number of cumulative cases has surpassed 30,000 and has doubled in the last four weeks.
Six schools that participated in the Sustainability Partnerships' 2022 1.5 MAX Global Schools' Climate Summit were in danger of becoming hotspots for cholera infection and transmission. Cholera is a highly contagious disease that can lead to death within hours if left untreated. To show our support for these students and teachers, who we have worked closely with to deliver better sustainability education over the last two years, we have provided financial assistance to the Mtuli Foundation's efforts to combat the cholera outbreak.
Interventions for the outbreak rely on access to safe water and sanitation to prevent transmission. However, the steps required to manage the disease are straightforward. Given the shortage of medical supplies in Malawi, the Presidential Taskforce for Covid and Cholera, which is leading the national response, has called for donations of chlorine, Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS), and support for water and sanitation.
Thanks to Sustainability Partnerships' financial support and the Mtuli Foundation's logistical efforts, cholera protection kits were delivered to all partner schools from January 18th to 21st, 2023. These kits included improved sanitation facilities, clean treated water, and educational materials on how to stay safe. Our goal is to align our mission for better sustainability education with broader aspirations of a socially sustainable society that is resilient to the human impacts of climate change, including the increased severity of disease outbreaks.
Help us help schools in Malawi dealing with the Cholera outbreak
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