Challenges including preventing children under 5 years from acute malnutrition. This is critical because most mothers are not prepared to care for children with malnutrition when caring for healthy children is already hard due to lack of food, clean water, and immunization.
Protecting kids during an epidemic period is vital. When there is a lack of clean water, cholera can spread with alarming speed. During crisis, the DRC lost many children due to not being prepared. HHS is equipped to assist when outbreaks of deadly diseases occur. Its medical teams quickly diagnose and provide lifesaving treatment to patients, especially to children. Currently, HHS partnered with WaterStep to provide clean water using the M-100 Chlorine Generator to disinfect water, making water safe for entire communities. HHS urges its beneficiaries as well as the community to use the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy that was provided to them to avoid continuous and preventable diseases. This policy is easy and simple to apply as it involves cleaning and washing hands accordingly. In South Kivu, cholera break out periodically. $200(US) can provide the medicine and care required to save 100 children during a cholera epidemic.