Emergency Relief Program
In humanitarian emergencies, there is an increase in infectious disease due to crowding of displaced peoples, inadequate water and sanitation, and poor access to health care.[As a method of prevention and control, it is suggested that primary healthcare delivery and proper water, sanitation, and hygiene be given high priority. [ii]
Clean the World Foundation provides mobile showers and hygiene supplies during times of disaster. Learn more about what we are doing to help those affected by Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian here.
[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.