On 8/09/2010, the toll of the epidemic of cholera was already 360 deaths on the 3300 reported patients. More than three million people in the region with less than 30% have access to drinking water
A cholera epidemic is currently hitting the Mogode, Kousseri, Makary and Mada health
districts of Far North Region of Cameroon. This is happening barely a few months after the last cholera epidemic occurred (October 2009), still in Far North Region of Cameroon. So far, 3300 cases of cholera and 360 deaths have already been registered. LWDG-Cameroon with the local NGO partners are planning to take preventive measures, with special focus on sensitization,treatment & construction
To help stop the spread of the epidemics is by conducting Social mobilization, including sensitization of populations, individual and collective hygiene promotion, and water disinfection as a contribution to the eradication of the epidemic.
Once local people are educated, sensitized and understands the meaning of hygiene and sanitation, they will extend the experience to the younger generations and will implement this in secondary and primary and nursery schools,groups,associations NGOs
As a hygiene and sanitation educator and from the experience and results I've had from many villages and schools, this is going to help the locals because they've never had such education before - Birla Faith Bongdzeem, Programme Cordinator
Total Funding Received to Date: $60
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $60
The original project funding goal was $5,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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