As individuals throughout the Bahamas rebuild their lives from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, MAP International is sending thousands of Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to help those who are without power and water. People exposed to floodwater are at risk for skin rashes, conjunctivitis, and ear and throat illnesses. DHKs include essential hygiene items to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. They include antiseptic wipes, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, and other vital health items.
Thousands have been displaced from their homes throughout the Bahamas following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Flooding & disasters put children, the elderly and disabled at increased risk for health issues. Many already have compromised immune systems making them more susceptible to illness. Individuals exposed to flood waters are at risk for skin rashes, conjunctivitis, and ear and throat illnesses. Disaster Health Kits help prevent the spread of illness by providing vital health items.
MAP International is sending Disaster Health Kits to serve the people displaced by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. These kits include antiseptic wipes, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, a washcloth and other essential items that help prevent the spread of illness. Each kit is designed to help meet the needs of one person for approximately one week.
Contaminated water and poor hygiene are negatively affecting the health of people living throughout Dorian. Prolonged power and water outages cause unhealthy sanitary conditions and impact a person's ability to fight off illness. Providing Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to these individuals offers items that assist in the prevention of illness and disease. MAP International has sent over 5000 DHKs to be distributed throughout the country but needs thousands more to reach its goal of 20,000 kits.