The project aims at reducing the incidence of cholera epidemic by providing preventive means (drinking water purification filters, water containers, personal hygiene bag, chlorine tablets), building the capacity of community volunteers, educating people about hygiene and methods of prevention of epidemics in rural areas of Sana'a city - Yemen.
Cholera killed more than 1,350 people in Yemen in 2019. 99,1674 suspected cases of cholera, and killed more than 2,500 people in 2017-2018, and 1.3 million cases of cholera were reported, according to the World Health Organization. At the same time, Yemenis are living in the world's largest humanitarian crisis, as a result of the ongoing war since it erupted in late March 2015.Most Yemenis are unable to access clean drinking water, receive primary health services, and lack access to food.
The project interventions are as follows: - Providing a filter for drinking water purification for 300 families. - Providing water containers (capacity 20 liters) for 300 families. - Raising community awareness in the targeted areas about behavioral messages related to personal hygiene, methods of preventing epidemics and how to purify drinking water. - Distribution of chlorine tablets to 300 families.
Changed behaviors of the targeted community in caring for personal hygiene and drinking water purification, how to prevent epidemics and how to deal with infected patients.