Kathmandu: Qatar Charity, an international nonprofit, has extended its humanitarian support to the communities of Morang, Sunsari, and Dhankuta districts to fight against the dengue outbreak.
Qatar Charity has distributed dengue management kits and dengue test kits, and has provided training on dengue management and control to community health workers and schoolteachers in these districts through its project “Dengue Outbreak Response 2023”.
The project has also conducted a two-week long search and destroy campaign in coordination with the local government and communities.
Nepal is currently experiencing a rise in dengue fever cases. According to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, dengue has spread to 75 districts, and 24,842 cases along with 14 deaths have been reported this season.
Qatar Charity, in coordination with the local government, distributed the dengue management kits to 1,250 families. These kits include essential items such as medicated mosquito nets, thermometer, water bottle, towel, oral rehydration solutions, glucose, and electric mosquito killer racket, aimed to minimize and mitigate the impact of the dengue outbreak and prevent further spread.
Also, the Qatar Charity has extended its support to Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) and local government through the delivery of 12,500 dengue test kits.
The items were provided with the financial support of the UK Aid and START Fund. The local organizations namely Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG), HEAL Nepal and HUSADEC Nepal coordinated the distribution of these items at the local level.