As a result of poor hygienic conditions and inadequate medical facilities, there are many people in the world today who lose their lives to diarrhea and other infectious diseases. Though these could easily be treated in Japan, there are regions in the world where one in every 10 children before reaching the age of 5 dies from such diseases. In order to improve this situation, AAR Japan is putting in place activities to support sanitary environments, as well as providing assistance for maternal and child healthcare.


Plans for better sanitation

In public elementary schools for girls and girls schools in refugee camps in Pakistan, we have excavated water wells, installed water tanks and handwashing areas, and performed repair work on toilets. Additionally, we have initiated hygiene promotion to teach how to properly wash ones hands. In Sudan, we have installed toilets in the elementary schools of Kassala and showed the children how to correctly use them in order to improve the poor sanitary conditions.

Plans to combat Mycetoma

From 2013 in the White Nile State of Sudan, we have worked closely with a local NGO to take measures against Mycetoma.
Mycetoma is an infectious disease that is borne from germs in the soil that are transmitted through an open wound. After making its way into the body, it gradually begins to afflict the muscles and bones. The White Nile State of Sudan has a high number of patients who suffer from this disease. AAR Japan provided the hospital in Al Andalus Village with medical equipment and apparatus, in addition to dispatching volunteer medical staff from Mycetoma research center and Soba University Hospital at the University of Khartoum. These medical staff perform surgeries and administer various medical treatments. Moreover, as an action to prevent further infectious diseases and to disseminate accurate information about infectious diseases amongst the population, we develop educational materials and hold awareness raising sessions.

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