Uganda Red Cross Emergency Response during the Cholera Outbreak

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IRFC) has been implementing PHAST in emergencies when volunteers are already trained and the toolkits already are available. During a Cholera outbreak in west Uganda, they applied steps one, two, three. For the first step, the IFRC conducted a rapid assessment to determine the knowledge, skills, and practices amongst household in relation to Cholera. For step two the IRFC analysed the problem through household visits and applied pole shorting of linking good and bad practices to disease, pocket charting of practices and behaviour, transmission route identification, and the last activity to explore blocking transmission routes. In step, the third step the IRFC monitored hygiene activities through weekly household visits and reached 5335 households. They found that the community participation is crucial in empowering the population.

GONZALEZ, L. KABURA, R. (2006): Uganda Red Cross Emergency Response during the Cholera Outbreak. Geneva: IFRC URL [Accessed: 13.11.2016]