Mazyopa residents continue drinking dirty water

CLEAN and safe water is essential.

DESPITE the threat of cholera, which broke out in some townships in Lusaka about two weeks ago, residents of Mazyopa have continued drinking water from shallow wells, some of them situated barely five metres from pit-latrines.

Cholera broke out in some townships west of Lusaka and in Kanyama, the usual suspect, with 37 cases reported.

A visit to Mazyopa township, where the first cases of the diarrhoeal disease were reported, shows why the threat of cholera remains high in this unplanned settlement, where residents have also continued selling cooked food stuffs in the open air against expert advice from health personnel.
The first cholera case at Chipata First-Level Hospital was reported by Jonathan Daka, a resident of….

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