Mexico: Dengue Outbreak DREF Operation No. MDRMX004 Final Report

Situation Report
Originally published


Summary: 86,724 Swiss francs (85,811 US dollars or 57,394 Euros) were allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 26 November 2009 to support the Mexican Red Cross (MRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 6,000 families.

The Mexican Red Cross trained 400 volunteers in dengue awareness activities to carry out actions within the most vulnerable groups in 36 communities in the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Quintana Roo, Nayarit, Jalisco and Guerrero. In addition, 6,000 families have received long-lasting impregnated mosquito nets targeting the elderly and families with children under 5 years old. In addition, the Mexican Red Cross has implemented an awareness-raising campaign to disseminate dengue prevention messages reaching approximately 120,000 people in the six aforementioned states.