In a response to the increasing cases of seasonal influenza in Aleppo, health promotion team started intervening in sheltering centers since they are crowded and highly exposed to spreading the infection among people residing there.
The beginning was in two shelters in Al-Hamdaniya (Al-Hasan and Al-Bassel Mosques). The team held awareness sessions there on influenza’s means of transmission, symptoms, vulnerable groups to complications, when to see a doctor, treatment and prophylaxes. They also distributed bars of soap to affected families since self-hygiene is an important factor for eliminating the disease.
SARC’s Health promotion program is conducted in cooperation with UNICEF.