Al-Ameen launch a campaign to combat leishmaniasis in Al-Hasakah
Today, Al-Ameen for Humanitarian Support began the preparations to launch a campaign to combat Leishmaniasis in the peace spring area of Norther Syria.
Preparatory activities began today with training about 40 persons of its staff on community awareness against the epidemic and how to prevent and treat it, with clear recommendations to visit the nearest health centre in case of suspicion of being infected for diagnosis and treatment, staying away from waste places, the rubble of destroyed stones and swamps, and committing to sleep under mosquito nets.
The awareness campaign will begin within the next week to survey most of the area, after which the teams of Al-Ameen will distribute about 34 thousand mosquito nets to households in the region to help them coping against this pandemic.
During this time, several sessions will be held with the region’s community leaders and the chairpersons of local councils to continue exchanging views and updates and adjusting activities to suit the realities of the area and the population’s needs.
The campaign will continue until the end of September, and there will be activities to evaluate the impact of the campaign until the end of March 2023
Al-Ameen organisation is working, on another hand, on expanding the project to include additional mosquito nets and to secure the necessary injections for treatment in the near future, hopefully.