Guardians in the Pediatric Ward at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Community Hospital as they wait for Mr. Chimphamba, Clinical Officer, to visit the patients. The majority of Guardians in the hospitals are women who get stuck there, unable to dedicate their time to any other productive activity, rather than taking care of the sick ones, cooking for them, washing their clothes, etcetera.
The rainy season is a breeding ground for water-borne diseases and for malaria. The rain filters human and animal wastes to the streams, rivers and underground waters, contaminating them. Afterwards people drink and use these waters for bathing and for other domestic purposes. In the rainy season the cases of malaria also increase due to stagnant waters, where mosquitoes spread