Communities in Malawi risk losing their only health facility to floods, if nothing is done to protect it from flood water from the Nyankotola River.
Nsanje District Health Officer, Dr Medson Matchaya admitted that the problem has caused strain as during rainy seasons floods hit the health facility which affects the delivery of healthcare.
Matchaya states that, "The situation is worrisome as operations at the facility are affected during rainy season as the floods do not only hit the health centre but also staff houses. Most of the medics that are deployed to the facility leave for other places for safety of their lives and property therefore compromising the delivery of quality healthcare."
To read the article titled, “Water flooding compromising health services delivery at Nsanje, Mbenje Health Centre,” click here.