Health

There are many people in the world who are dying of diarrhea and infectious diseases due to insanitary surroundings and lack of medical facilities. In addition, many are suffering from Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIGs) such as mycetoma. In order to improve the current situation, AAR Japan has been offering services to improve the sanitary conditions while initiating several campaigns to raise awareness among the local people.

Activities

Hygiene measures

In one of the awareness-raising campaigns, some local people are learning how to properly wash their hands.

In one of the awareness-raising campaigns, some local people are learning how to properly wash their hands.

AAR Japan has been engaged in excavation of water wells and installation of water tanks and handwashing facilities. Also, we set up and repair latrines in public schools in Pakistan and in refugee camps in Afghanistan. In addition, AAR Japan has also launched a campaign to raise awareness in sanitation, such as teaching the local people how to wash hands properly. In Kassala, Sudan, for the purpose of improving the insanitary surroundings, AAR Japan has set up water supply equipment and taught the local people the importance of washing hands and installing a latrine and also taught the proper way of using a latrine.

Measures against mycetoma

Patients of mycetoma going through rehabilitation session.

Patients of mycetoma going through rehabilitation session.

Since 2013, in collaboration with a local Mycetoma Research Center, AAR Japan has taken measures against mycetoma in two states in Sudan: the White Nile and Sennar. Mycetoma is a progressively destructive inflammatory infectious disease usually of the hand or the foot, most probably caused by the bacteria that enter the body through a break in the skin. AAR Japan has donated medical equipment to clinics in White Nile and Sennar, where many cases of mycetoma have been reported. Mycetoma Research Centre and Soba Hospital of University of Khartoum have dispatched medical staff on voluntary basis, performing surgeries and giving medical treatments to patients. AAR has also compiled teaching materials and given information sessions to the local people to equip them with knowledge of infectious diseases. AAR Japan also provides prosthetics and held rehabilitation sessions to those who have lost their arms and legs to mycetoma.

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