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About Eldson
Eldson Chagara is a journalist based in Blantyre, Malawi. He has vast experience in electronic media. He is a multimedia "One Man Army" (Shooting, Reporting, Scripting, Editing and Narration) for al;l his video productions (TV reports and features)  Eldson has been supplying video news and still news visuals to some of the most reputable and popular online news agencies and broadcasting media houses. Eldson Chagara has been contributing news articles to various online media houses. They include, Reuters news agency, Voice of America, Transatlantic, BBC, SABC, Transterra media and other charitable, not-for-profit and the private sector nationally and internationally. Eldson has, for years, produced
a lot of news stories on development, Health, Conflict, Education, Gender,
Human rights, Agriculture, Religious issues, HIV/Aids, Politics, Culture, Climate change and
Current affairs among others. He reports from Malawi, Africa but can freely be commissioned to cover
stories elsewhere, in Africa and beyond. Some of Eldson Chagara’s video and photography work can be viewed by searching his name on Google and other news-related websites.
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Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  inkl
Malawi's deadliest cholera outbreak appeared to be under control with declining cases and deaths, but the aftermath of storm Freddy, one of Africa's strongest and deadliest storms, poses a threat to reverse these gains. The storm has resulted in over 320 deaths in Malawi and compromised access to clean water, exacerbating the risk of cholera, which spreads through contaminated water and food. Health experts and locals express concerns over the potential increase in cases, and the strain on health workers and resources. The country has conducted vaccination campaigns, but global vaccine shortages limit options, leaving containment as the primary strategy.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  marketscreener.com
Malawi is facing its deadliest cholera outbreak, which had been showing signs of decline according to WHO figures. However, the aftermath of storm Freddy, one of Africa's strongest and deadliest storms, has exacerbated the situation by destroying access to clean drinking water, raising fears of a spike in cholera cases. Health experts and locals are concerned that recent gains in controlling the outbreak may be lost. The city's water board is struggling with broken water pipes, and health workers are worried about being overwhelmed. Malawi has conducted vaccination campaigns, but a global shortage of vaccines is challenging. Residents are eager to get vaccinated to protect themselves against the disease.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  www.investing.com
Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre, is grappling with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy, which has exacerbated the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Residents like Fyness Afiki are forced to use contaminated water sources, raising fears of a resurgence in cholera cases. Health experts and local authorities, including WaterAid and the Blantyre Water Board, are concerned about reversing recent gains in controlling the outbreak. Despite vaccination efforts, a global shortage of cholera vaccines complicates the situation, leaving residents like Francis Moyani anxious to get vaccinated.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  1450 AM 99.7 FM WHTC | Holland
In Blantyre, Malawi, residents fear that the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Freddy could exacerbate the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Despite efforts to control the outbreak, the storm has disrupted access to clean water, raising concerns among locals and health experts about a potential resurgence of cholera cases. The World Health Organization and WaterAid highlight the challenges in managing the outbreak, while local health workers report increasing cases. The situation is compounded by a global shortage of cholera vaccines, leaving residents like Francis Moyani determined to get vaccinated amid rising fears.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  nationalpost
In Blantyre, Malawi, residents like Fyness Afiki are forced to use contaminated water due to the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy, raising fears of worsening the ongoing cholera outbreak. Despite initial control efforts, health experts and locals worry about a resurgence in cases. The storm has severely impacted access to clean water, with over 320 deaths reported. Health officials, including those from the World Health Organization and WaterAid, express concerns about reversing recent gains in controlling the outbreak. The local water board is struggling to repair damaged infrastructure, and there is a shortage of cholera vaccines due to global demand.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  kfgo.com
Malawi is facing a potential increase in cholera cases following Tropical Storm Freddy, which has devastated the country's second-largest city, Blantyre. The storm has left over 320 people dead and disrupted access to clean drinking water, exacerbating the risk of cholera—a disease that spreads through contaminated water and food. Health experts and locals fear a reversal in the progress made against the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. The city's water board is struggling to repair broken pipes, and health workers are concerned about being overwhelmed. Vaccine shortages due to a global surge in outbreaks are also a challenge, with Malawi having conducted two vaccination campaigns.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  wdez.com
Malawi is facing a potential increase in cholera cases following Tropical Storm Freddy, which has devastated the country, killing over 320 people and hindering access to clean water. Despite a previous decline in cases, locals and health experts are concerned about a resurgence. The country's second-largest city, Blantyre, is struggling with water supply issues, and health workers are worried about being overwhelmed. Malawi has conducted vaccination campaigns, but global vaccine shortages are a challenge. The World Health Organization advises countries to manage outbreaks with available resources.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  krro.com
Malawi is facing a severe cholera outbreak, which could be exacerbated by the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy. Despite a decline in cases and deaths, locals and health experts are concerned about a potential increase in infections due to the storm's destruction. The storm has resulted in over 320 deaths in Malawi and has compromised access to clean drinking water, heightening the risk of cholera, which spreads through contaminated water and food. Health workers are already observing a rise in cases and are worried about the capacity to manage the outbreak. The city's water board is struggling to repair damaged infrastructure, and vaccine shortages are complicating efforts to protect the population.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  Q106 Rock On! | WJXQ | Jackson, Battle Creek & Lansing
In Blantyre, Malawi, residents fear that the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy could exacerbate the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Despite a decline in cases, the storm's destruction has made access to clean water difficult, raising concerns among locals and health experts about a potential resurgence of the disease. Health workers are already seeing an increase in cases, and the city's water board is struggling to repair damaged infrastructure. The World Health Organization and WaterAid highlight the challenges of containing the outbreak amid a global shortage of cholera vaccines.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  95kqds.com
In Blantyre, Malawi, residents fear that the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Freddy could exacerbate the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Despite efforts to control the outbreak, the storm has disrupted access to clean water, raising concerns among locals and health experts about a potential resurgence of cholera cases. The World Health Organization and WaterAid have highlighted the challenges in containing the outbreak, while local health workers are already observing an increase in cases. The Blantyre Water Board is working to repair damaged water infrastructure amidst the crisis.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  Classic Rock 103.5 WIMZ | Knoxville, TN
Malawi is facing a potential increase in cholera cases following Tropical Storm Freddy, which has disrupted access to clean drinking water in Blantyre, the country's second-largest city. Despite a decline in cases and deaths, locals and health experts are concerned about a reversal of progress. The storm has caused over 320 deaths in Malawi, and the water board is struggling to repair broken pipes. Vaccines are in short supply due to a global surge in outbreaks. Health workers fear being overwhelmed, and residents are eager to get vaccinated for protection.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  www.fxempire.com
Malawi's deadliest cholera outbreak, which seemed to be under control, is at risk of worsening due to the aftermath of storm Freddy. The storm has caused significant damage, including heavy rains, floods, and mudslides, making access to clean drinking water difficult. Health experts and locals fear a reversal in the progress made against cholera, with cases already increasing. The country faces a shortage of cholera vaccines due to a global surge in outbreaks. Efforts are being made to fix broken water pipes and contain the outbreak with limited resources.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  94.7 Jack FM
Malawi is facing a potential increase in cholera cases following Tropical Storm Freddy, which has devastated the region, making access to clean drinking water difficult. Despite a decline in cases and deaths, locals and health experts are concerned about a reversal of progress. The storm has killed over 320 people in Malawi, and the water board is struggling to repair infrastructure. Vaccines are in short supply due to a global surge in outbreaks. WHO advises countries to manage with limited resources and contain new outbreaks.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  WKZO | Everything Kalamazoo | 590 AM · 106.9 FM
Malawians in Blantyre are facing a severe water crisis following Tropical Storm Freddy, which has exacerbated the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Despite efforts to control the disease, the storm's aftermath has made access to clean water difficult, raising fears of a resurgence in cholera cases. Health experts and local authorities are concerned about the potential reversal of recent gains in controlling the outbreak. The World Health Organization and WaterAid are involved in efforts to manage the situation, but resources are limited. Residents express fear and determination to get vaccinated amidst the crisis.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  985theriver.com
In Blantyre, Malawi, residents fear that the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Freddy could exacerbate the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Despite efforts to control the outbreak, including two oral cholera vaccination campaigns, the storm has disrupted access to clean water, raising concerns among health experts and locals. The World Health Organization and WaterAid highlight the potential for a reversal in recent gains against cholera. Health workers are already observing an increase in cases, and the city's water board is struggling to repair damaged infrastructure. Residents like Fyness Afiki and Francis Moyani express their fears and determination to protect themselves amid the crisis.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  kelo.com
Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre, is grappling with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy, which has exacerbated the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Residents like Fyness Afiki are forced to use contaminated water sources due to a lack of potable water. Health experts, including Arielle Nylander from WaterAid, fear a reversal in the recent decline of cholera cases. The storm has killed over 320 people in Malawi, and the resulting floods and mudslides have disrupted access to clean water. Despite two oral cholera vaccination campaigns, vaccine shortages persist. Health workers, like nurse Eunice Mselemu, are already seeing an increase in cases and fear being overwhelmed. The Blantyre Water Board, led by Robert Hanjahanja, is struggling to repair broken water pipes amidst the crisis.

Malawians fear storm Freddy could make deadliest cholera outbreak worse

17 Mar 2023  |  bywire news
Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre, is grappling with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy, which has exacerbated the country's deadliest cholera outbreak. Despite efforts to control the disease, the storm's destruction has made access to clean water difficult, raising fears of a resurgence in cholera cases. Health experts and locals express concerns over the potential reversal of recent gains in controlling the outbreak. The World Health Organization and WaterAid highlight the challenges faced, including a shortage of cholera vaccines. Local residents, like Fyness Afiki and Francis Moyani, share their fears and determination to protect themselves amid the crisis.

Malawians must prepare better

12 Mar 2023  |  www.panoramanyheter.no
Cyclone Freddy has caused massive destruction in Malawi, displacing over 600,000 people and resulting in significant loss of life. The article highlights the experiences of affected individuals, the response from local authorities, and the need for better preparation and environmental protection to mitigate future disasters. Vice President Saulos Chilima and President Lazarus Chakwera emphasize the importance of political action and community resilience in addressing climate change and disaster management.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  Q106 Rock On! | WJXQ | Jackson, Battle Creek & Lansing
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak is concentrated in districts bordering Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Health facilities are overwhelmed, and the mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health workers fear the situation will worsen with the onset of the rainy season. The country has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines, leading to a scramble for remaining doses. Key figures include health minister Khumbize Chiponda and health workers Eunice Mselemu and Violet Mota.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  b975.com
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak is concentrated in districts bordering Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Health facilities are overwhelmed, and the mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health workers fear the situation will worsen with the onset of the rainy season. The country has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines despite receiving 2.9 million doses from the World Health Organisation.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  93-9 The Game | 1390 AM · 93.9 FM | Wausau, WI
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The disease, spread through contaminated water and food, is most deadly in districts bordering Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Health facilities are overwhelmed, and the mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health workers fear the situation will worsen with the rainy season. The country has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines despite receiving 2.9 million doses from the World Health Organisation.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  104.1 WIKY | Adult Contemporary Radio
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak, primarily affecting districts near Lake Malawi and Blantyre, has overwhelmed the healthcare system. Health workers fear the situation could worsen with the onset of the rainy season. The mortality rate has increased to 3.1%, and many patients are seeking treatment too late. Malawi has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines, leading to a scramble for remaining doses from an earlier campaign.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  1065thebuzz.com
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak is concentrated in districts bordering Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Health facilities are overwhelmed, and the mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health workers fear the situation will worsen with the onset of the rainy season. The country has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines despite receiving 2.9 million doses from the World Health Organisation.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  WDEZ 101.9 FM Great Country
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak is concentrated in districts bordering Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Health facilities are overwhelmed, and the mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health workers fear the situation will worsen with the onset of the rainy season. The country has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines, leaving many without protection.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  99.9 Radio USA
Malawi is facing a severe cholera outbreak with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak's mortality rate has increased to 3.1%, with most deaths in districts near Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Overwhelmed healthcare facilities lack supplies and equipment, and health workers are concerned about the upcoming rainy season exacerbating the situation. Malawi received 2.9 million cholera vaccine doses from the WHO but has yet to start the second phase of vaccinations.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  1470 & 100.3 WMBD
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak, primarily affecting districts near Lake Malawi and Blantyre, has overwhelmed the healthcare system. Health workers fear the situation will worsen with the rainy season. The mortality rate has increased to 3.1%, and there is a shortage of essential medicines and equipment. Malawi has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines, leaving many without protection.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  941theduke.com
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak's mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health facilities are under strain, lacking supplies and equipment. Cases are expected to rise with the rainy season, and health workers are concerned about the lack of preparation. Malawi received 2.9 million cholera vaccine doses from the WHO but has not started the second phase of vaccination, leading to a scramble for remaining doses from an earlier campaign.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  katcountry989.com
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak's mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health facilities are under strain, lacking supplies and equipment. Cases are expected to rise with the rainy season, and health workers are concerned about the lack of preparation. Malawi received 2.9 million cholera vaccine doses but has not started the second phase of vaccination, leading to a scramble for remaining doses from an earlier campaign.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  WABX 107.5 | Evansville's Classic Rock Station
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak's mortality rate has increased to 3.1%, with most deaths in districts near Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Overburdened treatment camps are struggling with inadequate supplies and knowledge. Health workers are concerned about the upcoming rainy season exacerbating the situation. Malawi has received 2.9 million cholera vaccine doses but has not started the second phase of vaccination, leading to a scramble for remaining doses from a previous campaign.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  wxerfm.com
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak's mortality rate has increased to 3.1%, with most deaths in districts near Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Overwhelmed healthcare facilities struggle with limited supplies and knowledge. Health workers anticipate more cases with the rainy season approaching. Malawi received 2.9 million cholera vaccine doses from the WHO but has yet to start the second phase of vaccination.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  theduke.fm
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The outbreak's mortality rate has increased to 3.1%, with most deaths in districts near Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Overwhelmed healthcare facilities struggle with inadequate supplies and late patient arrivals. Health workers anticipate more cases with the rainy season approaching. Malawi received 2.9 million cholera vaccine doses from the World Health Organisation but has yet to start the second phase of vaccinations.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  710 AM WDSM
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections reported since March. The disease, spread through contaminated water and food, is most prevalent in districts bordering Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Health facilities are overwhelmed, and the mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Health workers fear the situation will worsen with the onset of the rainy season. The country has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines, leaving many without protection.

Fears Malawi’s cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

24 Nov 2022  |  93.3 The Drive
Malawi is experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with 292 deaths and 9447 infections since March. The disease, spread through contaminated water and food, is most deadly in districts bordering Lake Malawi and Blantyre. Makeshift treatment camps are overwhelmed, and health workers fear the situation will worsen with the rainy season. The mortality rate has increased to 3.1%. Malawi has yet to roll out a second phase of cholera vaccines, leaving many without protection.

As the coronavirus pandemic continue to spread globally, Malawi exporters of the most beautiful and unique fish, the Cichlid, are losing out on their business. Workers and families are laid off and starving respectively. Eldson Chagara reports

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