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Humanitarian Assistance

Project Name: Solomon Islands: Addressing Health and Hygiene needs of those affected by the Solomon Islands Flooding in Weathercoast, Guadalcanal
Project Description: A tropical depression hit the Solomon Islands in April 2014 and resulted in heavy rain and severe flash flooding, which damaged water supply systems, livestock and poultry pens and corrals, and food sources for an affected population estimated at 52,000. These three factors have adversely affected the health status of those in Weathercoast, Guadalcanal and resulted in a dramatic increase in cases of diarrhea and acute respiratory tract infection.

To improve the post-disaster conditions, the TaiwanICDF has cooperated with World Vision Taiwan to address the health and hygiene needs of those affected by the flooding by building the capacity of local health workers, by raising awareness among community members on how to prevent disease through enhanced knowledge, by restoring and improving water supply systems, and by addressing the environmental conditions arising from the damage to pens and corrals used to raise animals.

Overall, this project:
1. Improved the capacity of 12 affected communities in responding to their health and hygiene needs.
2. Installed adequate water supply systems in five communities for use in drinking, washing and bathing.
3. Provided materials to 160 households to rebuild pens and corrals (using both community and external resources).

Implementation Start Date: 2014/12/1
Implementation End Date: 2016/5/31
Source of Funding: TaiwanICDF
Project Objectives: 12 flood-affected communities in Weathercoast, Guadalcanal to gain the capacity and resources to address poor health and hygiene conditions
Executing Agency: World Vision
Implementation Arrangement: The TaiwanICDF dispatched a volunteer to assist in the implementation of the project; World Vision Taiwan provided technical and management oversight, and assisted in reviewing the project proposal and producing reports; World Vision Solomon Islands implemented the proposed activities, liaised with local government offices, the health department, international organizations and NGOs, and monitored and reported on project progress.
Project Type: Grant
Sector: Humanitarian Aid
Sector Item: Reconstruction Relief and Rehabilition
Cooperating Country: Solomon Islands
Themes: Public Health
Project status: Completed projects
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  • Date Updated:2019/2/12
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