Alleluia Ministries International responds to the call to fight Cholera

April 3, 2019
| Report Focus News

Alleluia Ministries International, lead by Pastor Alph Lukau has responded in kind to the calls to assist fight cholera in the aftermath of cyclone Idai.

According to the Mozambique’s health ministry, Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in the country’s cyclone-hit region, as of Monday 1 April. This marks a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.

The new data represents on average more than 200 cases of new infections each day.

Speaking to Report Focus News the spokesperson of AMI, Minister Busi Gaca, said “ Alleluia Ministries International has put together aid for the assistance of those affected by cyclone Idai, under the capable leadership of Pastor Alph Lukau we have assembled a team of over 120 volunteers amongst them medical doctors who will leave for Mozambique to assist in the aftermath of cyclone Idai.”

“With people in need of urgent assistance, particularly in Mozambique, with regards the Cholera crisis Alleluia Ministries International is sending out medical supplies and aid worth over 5 Million Rands.”

“There was a great response for food aid and clothing but we want to quickly get in with Cholera vaccines and work with other aid agencies which are already on the ground rolling out vaccination programs aimed at curbing the spread of the disease following the deadly, destructive cyclone that hit Southern Africa nearly three weeks ago.” Said Minister Busi Gaca.
Cholera is transmitted through contaminated drinking water or food and causes acute diarrhoea.

The numbers of cholera cases is expected to rise due to the increasing numbers of people reporting to health centres with symptoms, said the WHO in a statement.

“The next few weeks are crucial and speed is of the essence if we are to save lives and limit suffering,” WHO chief for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said in the statement.