Typhoon Haiyan has struck leaving serious damages behind. To support the reconstruction Kito Onlus decided to open an Emergency Fund for Filipinos affected by the typhoon.
Kito Onlus' campaign is aimed to sending medical aid and one Mobile Unit (Kito Health) for emergencies to San Francisco, granting a long-lasting medical assistance to the population during the reconstruction phase. We also want to offer local population training in disaster prevention and best practice in emergency.
San Francisco was badly affected by super typhoon Haiyan and the 7.2 Magnitude earthquake.
The two hazards destroyed school, houses, and inflicted serious damages to the crop cultivation. Most of households have no electrical power and water is very difficult to access given that the water system works through electricity.
The local government asked us support for the construction of a mobile health center and the supply of emergency medical materials to face the population's urgent needs.
Kito-Health, as an additional medical facility in the field, aims to provide people in need with prompt medical assistance. Children and women are the main target group of the intervention.
Given its energy self-sufficiency, Kito-Health hopes to become a safe shelter on which local people can rely when ordinary facilities are insufficient.
Being sustainable and easily replicable, it represents a best practice face to natural catastrophes that can be spread to other areas of the Philippines.
Despite its emergency nature, Kito Health has a long-term perspective focusing on prevention and sustainability.
Kito Health will host a cycle of basic health and hygiene training with a view to the improvement of living conditions and the reduction of the infectious illnesses insurgence within the local community.
Thanks to its structure and materials, Kito Health is environment-friendly and auto-sustainable. It offers an innovative and easily replicable model for emergency contexts.