The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said survivors of Cyclone Idai might need psychosocial support following the devastating effects the natural disaster.
In an interview with The Herald yesterday, WHO country representative Dr Alex Gasasira said the survivors could be suffering emotional trauma. He also said WHO was also worried of a potential outbreak of diseases including malaria, diarrhoea and malnutrition.Said Gasasira:
The way the cyclone occurred might have been a very emotional experience for the victims and they will definitely need counselling. Before the cyclone, Manicaland has been recording increased cases of malaria and now with what has happened, we are worried that cases are likely to increase. Cases not only for malaria, but also diarrhoeal diseases.