Measles kills 42 children within 3 months

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Measles has killed over 42 children in Kanchibiya District of Muchinga Province in less than a month.

Provincial Medical Officer Nero Chelembo has told Diamond News that the children died before they could get help from health officers.

Dr. Chelembo has explained that medical personnel were only shown the graves of the children.

The provincial medical officer has also lamented the hunger situation in the constituency which has largely been triggered by floods.

According to Dr. Chelembo the Ministry of Health in close collaboration with the World Health Organization is doing everything possible to contain the situation.

Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Martin Malama revealed that a mysterious disease had killed the children in Kapilya Village of Chief Chiundaponde’s Chiefdom in Kanchibiya Constituency.

Diamond TV

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