Cameroon is one of the five countries in Sub Saharan Africa that have confirmed cases of the virus. The news of the presence of the virus in Cameroon is even scarier considering the relatively weak healthcare system in the country, compounded by poverty and less efficient hygiene and sanitation standards. One of the public health approaches of prevention is education of the public on handwashing.
Unite for Health Foundation fights disease by building and operating micro-clinics to provide affordable healthcare and health education for people in remote, underserved African communities. A nonprofit 501(C)3, we have served the North West and Center Regions of Cameroon for 13 years.
Our Goal: Educate residents to handwash with soap regularly, and take precautionary measures, for example isolation to prevent contamination and the spread of the virus.
Our Objective: Distribute 2500 bars of soap to 500 homes in three communities in the North West and Center Regions of Cameroon. This will serve about 3,000 persons directly. Unite for Health will visit 500 homes to deliver soap and a 30 minute demonstration in three regions: Eloumden in Mbanko District Health Service, Bonamoussadi in Efoulan District Health Service and Cow-Street Mankon in the Mezam District Health Service.
Our Impact: We will survey the level of knowledge on coronavirus prevention and assess of handwashing practices. We will also measure the level of the spread of the virus and other related diseases within these communities, in the case of a county-wide epidemic.
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