An evaluation of a bucket chlorination campaign during a cholera outbreak in rural Cameroon

Publication year
2018
Emergency type
Country

Bucket chlorination (where workers stationed at water sources manually add chlorine solution to recipients’ water containers during collection) is a common emergency response intervention with little evidence to support its effectiveness in preventing waterborne disease. We evaluated a bucket chlorination intervention implemented during a cholera outbreak by visiting 234 recipients’ homes across five intervention villages to conduct an unannounced survey and test stored household drinking water for free chlorine residual (FCR).

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Humanitarian Situations: The Example of Cameroon

Publication year
2017
Emergency type
Country

Menstrual  hygiene  is  integral  to  women's  health  and  has  a  lasting  impact  on  women's  education,  livelihoods  and  security:    keystones  to  their  empowerment.  It  is  clear,  however,  that  little  or  no  account  is  taken  of  the  issue  of  menstrual  hygiene  in  humanitarian  response  plans  for  refugees.  As  part  of  the    WSSCC/UN  Women  Joint  Programme  on  Gender,  Hygiene  and  Sanitation  in  West  and  Central  Africa,  a  study  was  conducted  by  the  Demographic  Education  and  Research  Institute  (IFORD)  in