During times of natural disasters, including hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and wildfires like those in Maui, Clean the World Foundation partners with organizations on the ground to help provide affected communities with hygiene supplies, access to clean water, and additional essential supplies.
In humanitarian emergencies, there is an increase in infectious diseases due to the crowding of displaced peoples, potential inadequate water and sanitation, and poor access to health care. [i] As a method of prevention and control, it is suggested that primary healthcare delivery and proper water, sanitation, and hygiene be prioritized. [ii] You can help now, by donating today.
[i] “Communicable Diseases Following Natural Disasters.” 2006. Accessed January 16, 2019. https://www.who.int/diseasecontrol_emergencies/guidelines/CD_Disasters_26_06.pdf?ua=1.
[ii] Kouadio, Isidore K., Syed Aljunid, Taro Kamigaki, Karen Hammad, and Hitoshi Oshitani. “Infectious Diseases following Natural Disasters: Prevention and Control Measures.” Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy10, no. 1 (2012): 95-104. doi:10.1586/eri.11.155.