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Visit to Malingunde, Malawi

6th May 2010

During our trip to Malawi where we came across “The Little Water Girl” our visit took us to the village of Malingunde.

Malingunde Village

We were guided around the village by the Reverend Mthiko and Community Leaders who were keen to show us Kamuzu dam, where they currently draw their water from. This raw water is used for drinking, cooking and washing.

Kamuzu Dam

Kamuzu Dam

While looking at Malingunde clinic the Reverend advised us that there are a high number of Cholera cases reported each year, with 26 being reported last year alone. Many people from outside Malingunde visit the clinic to obtain treatment for Cholera.

We spoke with the local environmental health officer who advised that the installation of the MECKOW Aquapur unit would have a significant effect on the community, by controlling the cases of diarrhoea and water related diseases, even lowering the level of malnutrition.

During our stay we visited the clinic and saw a young child who was ill with diarrhoea and fever, which the doctors felt would be due to bacteria and contaminants in the dam water that was being used for drinking. A high number of the community regularly complain of diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort.

The MECKOW Aquapur is now installed in Malingunde and is having tangible benefits on the health of the community.

Click the picture below to view the video.

MECKOW Aquapur Unit

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