Mwanza District Council has trained community adult literacy supervisors on Covid-19 preventive measures.
The training comes after the council has intensified the fight against the pandemic through awareness and screening people entering the country at the border.
Speaking on Monday during the workshop at Mwanza Agriculture Extension Planning Area, district community development officer Philip Mponda said adult literacy supervisors can play a critical role in disseminating Covid-19 messages in their communities.
“Since they are educators, we want them to have the right information about the pandemic so that they should encourage community members to adhere to precautionary measures,” he said.
Charles Chaduma from Biriwiri Village in Senior Chief Nthache said he learned new things about the pandemic.
“I am ready to give the correct information to people to end misconceptions and myths about the pandemic,” he said.
The district has so far registered 27 Covid-19 cases with 26 recoveries and one death.
About 30 adult literacy instructors from the district attended the workshop.
The training was supported by the Department of Disaster and Management Affairs.
Meanwhile, Malawi Red Cross Society on Saturday donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Mwanza District Hospital to enhance the district’s efforts in fighting the pandemic.
Mwanza District director of health and social services Linn Zuze said the hospital was facing shortage of PPE.
“Being a border district, we need PPE to protect health workers from the disease,” he said.