FIELD UPDATE-MAY 2011

Cote d’Ivoire—There is still tension between Gbagbo supporters and Ouattara supporters, however, it does seem that the worst is over and violence is dying down. Banks have reopened, traffic is resuming, and attacks on homes are decreasing. In Bouake, an emergency water and sanitation plan is underway in collaboration with other humanitarian agencies. In Bouana, 99 broken water pumps were identified and diagnosed for proper repair. Kenya—An exchange workshop was held between all four THVs in Kenya, hosted in the Kagwa THV. Participants from all the THVs were trained in beekeeping, horticulture, poultry and animal production. They then were able to visit 2 farms where they practiced what they learned and shared experiences. MAP staff have established a demonstration garden in the Kilonga THV, and are training the community in agriculture. In addition, an agreement was formed between the village and the Ministry of Agriculture which aims to create sustainable production of domestic and surplus crops. Indonesia—There is a new terrorist group emerging and they successfully bombed a mosque and several churches. Also, there is a group that is fighting to make Indonesia a theocratic state under Islamic law. There were 379 residents got medical treatment in 4 islands. From the diagnosis, the major diseases are Acute Respiratory Infection (22.1%), Gastritis (13.7%), Common Cold (9.7%), and Hypertension (8.7%), and Skin disease (8.2%). About 29 children under five years old have been immunized (Polio, BCG and measles). Uganda—The Wii Anaka Health Center, part of the Health Center Management program, is supporting maternal and child health through HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, educating, and by supplying more skilled attendance. Progress in the Kacheri THV has been impressive, and this past month the community planted ground nut, cassava, and sorghum gardens. Ghana—Trained health workers and hospital staff are working with Buruli Ulcer control, management, and prevention. Carried out follow-up visits to families who had received malaria nets in the THV Tumiamayenko to ensure that the nets were being used effectively and met with the community to plan a savings project that will begin in the coming months. Honduras—Made a visit to the Garifuna community and met with local leaders. The HIV/AIDS Prevention program will transition to the Garifuna community, as they are highly affected by HIV/AIDS. Met with the Association for a more Just Society in order to start a program to address prosecutors and judges on victimization (or, re-victimization) in child abuse cases. Bolivia—In response to the Rabies outbreak, adolescent health guardians and two couples worked together to vaccinate 1,287 dogs and 339 cats. The health guardians used this opportunity to talk about the disease with the community. The CUBE program achieved a great deal for the rights and health of women and children. In addition to holding workshops, providing gynecological services, and hosting a Children’s Day celebration, a total of 12 sex offenders were detained, 5 were convicted (or confirmed conviction) and 5 hearings accomplished the right to privacy. Also, CUBE was invited for an interview on the TV station “La Justa del Saber”.

MAP INTERNATIONAL | MAY 2011 | FIELD UPDATES

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