Poor Sanitation Behind Diarrhoea Outbreak

Diarrhoea outbreak claims 40 lives and highlights the need for better sanitation and clean water in schools and homes

A nationwide diarrhoea outbreak attributed to rotavirus claims the lives of nearly 40 young children in Swaziland during the past month and highlights the need for better sanitation and clean water in schools and homes.
 
Government social welfare officer in Manzini, Thab’sile Ndlovu, states that, “The link between poor water quality and child mortality is not a theoretical matter. We can see in the admissions rooms of hospitals how widespread the problem is.”
 
Speaking at press conference, Prime Minister, Sibusiso Dlamini, declared that 3 042 cases had been recorded in the four regions of the country.
 
To read the article titled, “Poor sanitation, poverty behind Swazi diarrhoea outbreak,” click here.

Source: 
IRIN News

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