We finish the work together with the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa in Haiti aimed at the prevention of cholera epidemic in high risk areas such as camps in Leogane and Port-au-Prince where they still live displaced / as, by the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, in very precarious conditions, without clean water or health, and sanitation, making them extremely vulnerable to cholera and its spread.
Through this project we have managed to reduce the vulnerability to the epidemic of cholera by improving access to drinking water, community empowerment and awareness days in 5 refugee camps located all Leogane and Port Au Prince, Haiti.
This achievement was reached through the following activities:
- The development of an awareness campaign for the prevention of cholera in camps of homeless and other vulnerable areas of Leogane and Port au Prince. This campaign has had the performance of 40 community talks and distribution of outreach materials such as flyers, posters, brochures and flip charts, including community groups and committees. One is finished the campaign distributed 400 boxes of oral rehydration.
- Performing 5 building workshops for members of committees, promoters / as and leaders / community as / as in anger.
- The acquisition and distribution of 1,500 hygiene kits for beneficiaries / as localized / as in high risk areas to offset the lack of hygiene, which contain chlorine, soap, paste, liquid soap and hand towels.
- The distribution of bottled drinking water (25.000 units) and by truck (30 units).
- The distribution of 1,000 plastic containers with lids for storage and water conservation.
- And also the distribution of 500 cases of PUR (domestic water purifiers envelopes), in areas of difficult access to drinking water.