ALL4WOMEN HUMANITARIAN SERVICES TO THE MABETA COMMUNITY, LIMBE, SOUTH WEST REGION, CAMEROON DUE TO CHOLERA OUTBREAK.
Cholera is an acute enterotoxin medicated intestinal infection that causes copious, watery diarrhea after an incubation period of 1 to 5 days. It is caused by the bacterium vibrio cholerae. It is a water-borne illness and it is also transmitted by contaminated food and rarely between infected persons.
According to the survey All4Women conducted in the Mabeta community of Limbe, South West Region, a number of infected households were discovered not to have access to basic sanitation, clean water and living under unhygienic conditions.
This led us “All4Women” to further visit the Mabeta Community, to educate and sensitise the community on hygiene and sanitation along side with some basic needs (to help the community prevent another outbreak) such as mineral water, bathing soap and sanitary pads for young girls and nursing mothers. We also disinfected some households and gave them primary knowledge on hygiene, how to purify water and how to keep their environment clean.
Despite our efforts, we still call on individuals to help the Mabeta Community as it is seen in the pictures they have bad roads and no access to good health centers, hygiene facilities and clean water which would help to stop the spread of cholera especially in children and women because other epidemics will undoubtedly reoccur unless basic water and sanitation deficiencies are properly addressed.