AGE advocacy spreads to transitory sites PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:33

As part of its intensified advocacy on the prevention and control of gastroenteritis in the city, the City Health Office through the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit on Friday (May 13) engaged with IDP leaders in Mampang focusing on ways how to maintain proper hygiene and general cleanliness.

Masepla, Mampang transitory site, the biggest temporary shelter housing 1,319 IDP families with 7,189 individuals, has reported 8 cases of diarrhea- 7 cases in Masepla 1 and 1 case in Masepla 2.

Dr. Ivy Iturralde distributed information, education and communication materials and entertained questions from the over 100 IDP leaders representing the 3 transitory sites, as she urged them to help drum up awareness on gastroenteritis.

Facilitated by the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Communications Working Group (CWG) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the gathering of IDP leaders will be a monthly undertaking in the Mampang TS and will be replicated in other temporary shelters focusing on issues affecting the IDPs. — Sheila Covarrubias