Qatar Charity partners with UNICEF for 'WASH in Emergency Project'

  • 3 months   ago

In partnership with UNICEF, Qatar Charity is implementing “WASH in Emergency Project” in communities and schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resilience reinforcement in at-risk vulnerable communities in District Faisalabad and Jhang Punjab.

The project comprise four-month and aspires to cover 100,000 beneficiaries in both districts. The project is implemented in close coordination with Department of Health, Government of Punjab, Housing & Urban Development, Public Health Engineering Department (HUD & PHED), Local Government & Community Development Department (LG&CDD), Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).

Qatar Charity with the support of UNICEF installed 80 Elbow operated hand-washing stations in health care facilities, Schools and Community of Shokort and Faisalabad.

All hand-washing stations are equipped with Sterilization and cleaning equipment to ensure the use and maximum utilization of the facility.

Wash Committees were formatted for the sustainability of the project intervention

For safeguarding & handling the COVID-19 virus, Qatar Charity provided 60 Infection Prevention Control (IPC) kits respectively 30 in Faisalabad and 30 in Jhang.

For the sustainability of the intervention WASH, committees were formed for all the water sanitation and Hygiene project.

60 Committees were formed in Jhang and 78 in Faisalabad district.

These committees were oriented on the Operation and Maintenance and Sustainability of the projects. 

20 Electric water coolers along with UV filters have been installed have also been installed in health & education departments installations of 60 elevated Afridiv Hand pumps for provision of safe drinking water in community and public places to prevent them from water borne diseases.

 

Qatar Charity distributed 250 Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) kits and 11 School WASH kits in Schools.

10 key messages regarding COVID-19 symptoms and preventions were broadcasted on local daily during the 4 months while 05 bill boards were displayed on main roads, high ways and in different road conjunctions.

Source: Qatar Charity

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