The Uebert Angel Foundation has responded to the cholera outbreak in Zambia by dispatching a crack team to help with the coordination of aid as well as the clean-up exercise.
Members of Spirit Embassy The Good News Church equipped with cleaning equipment from The Uebert Angel Foundation took to the epicentre of the cholera outbreak in Lusaka to help with the clean-up exercise to mitigate and try to control and contain the cholera epidemic.
Speaking to Onward Christian Radio the spokesperson of The Uebert Angel Foundation Pastor Rikki Doolan said:
“We love the people and the nation of Zambia and we are praying for them. We are saddened by this out break and as such as the Uebert Angel Foundation we will pour out resources to help with the clean-up exercise and hope that the cholera outbreak will be controlled and contained. We are also praying that this epidemic is completely eradicated from Zambia. Precious lives have already been lost and The Uebert Angel Foundation not rest or spare any costs, will continue to assist the Zambian people and the Zambian government in their efforts to combat this cholera epidemic.”
Pastor Doolan went on to say “We have already stationed response teams on the ground and they are coordinating all relief efforts. We will continue to channel resources in respect to the needs and demands as will be required.”
Most public meetings and gatherings have been postponed or cancelled following the cholera outbreak.
The Zambian government has announced that the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera.
According to a joint statement by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya and his education counterpart Dennis Wanchinga, the re-opening of schools countrywide has been deferred until further notice.
“We have had an outbreak of cholera from October 6, 2017 and it has affected mainly Lusaka Province and we have recorded sporadic cases in various parts of the country,” says Dr Chilufya.