Nearly all Lusaka schools pass hygiene inspection, ready for reopening


ALMOST all schools in Lusaka are fit for students’ return on Monday, Health Minister Sylvia Masebo announced Yesterday.

With 98 percent (1,815 out of 1,845) of schools inspected and meeting hygiene standards, joint efforts by the Ministry of Health and Education ensured a smooth reopening process.

“This inspection aimed to guarantee schools have running clean water, proper sanitation, and a clean environment,” Masebo explained, emphasizing the importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activities (WASH) compliance.

While urging parents to continue instilling good hygiene practices in their children, Masebo also provided an update on the cholera situation.

She said five new deaths were reported,183 recoveries and discharges in the past 24 hours.

Currently, 247 patients are hospitalized nationwide, with 63 at the National Cholera Center.

The Minister highlighted ongoing efforts to promote good hygiene practices at both household and community levels.

By Buumba Mwitumwa

Kalemba February 9, 2024


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