Johannesburg – In the wake of a devastating cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal, NGOConnectSA with the support of AVBOB Mutual Society, has launched a comprehensive water relief campaign to address the urgent need for clean and safe drinking water. This comes as we close National Child Protection Week 2023. With the aim of containing the outbreak and providing immediate assistance to affected communities, NGOConnectSA has mobilized resources and expertise to mitigate the impact of this public health crisis.
The recent Cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal has affected numerous families. As we close National Child Protection Week 2023, children in the Hammanskraal community’s rights are being violated, we see many not having access to clean water which has affected their ability to attend at Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDCs). It has also been reported that some children have been admitted into hospital. Poor water and sanitation conditions have been identified as the primary cause of the outbreak, emphasizing the urgent need for clean water supplies and appropriate sanitation facilities.
Recognizing the critical importance of access to safe drinking water, NGOConnectSA and AVBOB have swiftly responded to the crisis by implementing a water relief plan. Key components of this plan include:
1. Emergency Water Supply: NGOConnectSA is working tirelessly to ensure the provision of clean water to ECDs in Hammanskraal. They will be supplying 6 stage purified water in different ECDs.
2. Hygiene Promotion: Recognizing that proper hygiene practices are essential in preventing the transmission of Cholera, NGOConnectSA will also share educational posters to educate local ECDs on the importance of hand washing, sanitation practices, and safe water storage.
NGOConnectSA emphasizes the need for collaborative efforts to combat this Cholera outbreak effectively. The organization is actively coordinating with partner organizations and community ECDs to ensure a holistic and sustainable response.
“We are deeply concerned about the impact of the Cholera outbreak on the affected communities and children. Access to clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental right, and we are committed to providing immediate relief to those in need. Our team is working tirelessly to deliver water supplies and raise awareness about proper hygiene practices. We urge all stakeholders to join us in our efforts to contain this outbreak and support the affected population,” said Ms Latty Thlaka, Executive Director of NGOConnectSA.
NGOConnectSA would like to express its gratitude to all the individuals, businesses, and institutions that have already extended their support in this critical time. The organization also calls upon the public and corporate sectors to contribute generously to this water relief campaign and help prevent the further spread of Cholera.
To learn more about NGOConnectSA and its ongoing water relief efforts, visit https://ngoconnectsa.org/
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NGOConnectSA is a registered non-profit organisation that believes in the upliftment of Civil Society and Youth for the benefit of our nation.
We, through our advocacy and outreach connect with CSOs to address socio- economic needs in our communities. We are proven to be successful in advancing the civil society sector through partnerships, online information and youth development.
NGOConnectSA aims to create sustainable communities. For more information, visit https://ngoconnectsa.org/