The VETNGO team visited to WAYANADU District inSeptember, to explore possible areas of response with help of GlobalGiving support it haschanged life in affected areas.
Kerala has seen a spurt in communicable diseases, as the administration struggles to prevent and contain them with a debilitated healthcare system. In August alone, the state government’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Project recorded 171 cases of leptospirosis with four deaths, against 46 cases with six deaths last August. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease transmitted mainly through water or soil contaminated by the urine of infected animals. Source: LiveMint.
Prevention of disaster outbreak
Provision of disinfectants x 3
Bleaching powder x 2
Sani brush x 1
Soap x 5
Detergent x 3
Towels x 2
Plastic mats x 2
Sani pads/Cotton cloth x 20
Bed sheet x 1
Cooking vessel x 1
Tea pan x 1
Glasses x 4
Plates x 4
Mug x 1
Bucket x 1
Village Relief Committee for allowing transparent relief program. This also ensures smooth implementation of the program.
The need is great in terms of post flood recovery and rehabilitation efforts – restoration of drinking water source/open wells, essential family kits, restitution of essential furniture (cots/beds), reconstruction of houses and in some cases re-building houses according to location, loss of livestock, loss of agricultural land due to massive landslides (more than thousand landslides in record days), livelihoods as well as psychosocial care etc.
Beyond this point, we are proactively exploring for Disaster Risk Reduction programs in areas with likelihood of repeat floods.
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