Hygiene Kit Distribution

Project Hygiene Kit Distribution
Objectives

• To provide essential personal hygiene items to families affected by the typhoon • To reduce the spread and the number of diarrhoea cases in the affected areas • To uphold the dignity of the affected population

Project Partners -
Activities

Distribution of Emergency Hygiene Kits

Locations Barangay Nasunogan • Barangay Kadaohan
Period 27 November – 13 December 2013
Accomplishments

1,038 Hygiene Kits Distributed to affected communities in 2 barangays

Background
The health cluster reported an increase in diarrhoea cases
throughout Ormoc and the five municipalities. The cases,
however, were spread out across the different barangays (villages)
and appeared to be sporadic with no clustering of cases being
identified. However, there was still a concern that hygiene-related
communicable diseases could be on the rise especially since
many communities lacked access to clean water and did not
have hygiene-related items with them. The WASH cluster had also
identified an immediate need for hygiene education and hygiene
kit distributions in the interior barangays to address the rising
number of reported diarrhoea cases.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts

Two barangays in Valencia were identified by the Health Outreach
Team and by the Valencia Sanitary Inspector to be in need of
hygiene kits. The two barangays were Barangay Nasunogan and
Barangay Kadaohan, both in the Valencia District. The distributions
were carried out on two separate dates and covered all families
within the barangay. Due to the sudden shortage in supply during
the first month of operations, all items were purchased and
shipped in from Cebu by the logistics team.
The first distribution of 515 family kits was carried out at Barangay
Nasunogan on 27 November 2013 and the second distribution
of 523 family kits was carried out at Barangay Kadaohan on 13
December 2013. Each distribution was followed by a Health and
Hygiene Education Session conducted by the Health Outreach
Team that touched on the importance of maintaining good
hygiene practices as well as sessions on specific health concerns
as observed by the team during the mobile clinics.
Each family hygiene kit contained water container (can cover
4 gallon capacity), soap (4 bars), shampoo (6 sachets), 4
toothbrushes, toothpaste (6 sachets), bath towel (2 pieces), comb,
nail clipper, sanitary pad (1 pack), laundry soap (1 bar), shaver
and 3 pairs of slippers (adult and children).