June 2016

Responding to Leishmaniasis cases in AlQaryatayn


As families returned to AlQaryatayn and due to the increasing number of people who have Leishmaniasis, Health Promotion team of SARC-Homs responded to returning families in AlQaryatayn for two consecutive days. The team held educational sessions about Leishmaniasis (its causes, protection, and treatment), how to avoid things which transfer it, and how to use mosquito nets properly for people there (male and female), aiming to stop the spread of diseases that are related to water and sanitation hygiene and to personal hygiene. At the end, the team distributed IFRC “mosquito nets, Chlorine tablets, and soap” to 600 people. The health… Read More »


“Together for a Better School Environment” campaign for Children in Homs


As it is the end of school, SARC-Homs Health Promotion team held “Together for a Better School Environment” campaign for 5894 students in all AlZohorya schools for two consecutive months. The campaign emphasized the personal hygiene and collective work. It also provided schools and students with necessary hygiene equipment and increased mothers’ awareness about how diseases spread by water and how to avoid them. The campaign changed students’ hygiene behavior, so the number of students who perform personal hygiene has increased. It is worth mentioning that the Health Promotion team’s project is achieved by cooperation between SARC and UNICEF.  


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