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. [i] 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 through our Fresh Start WASH & Wellness Program.
[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.