Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Dengue DREF operation n° MDRNI005 Final Report

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Summary: 148,536 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 24 July 2013 to support the Nicaraguan Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to some 25,000 beneficiaries.

The National Society's main objective during the DREF-Dengue operation was to educate 5,000 families distributed in 11 communities in four departments in the country regarding the importance of eliminating the breeding sites of the dengue-transmitting mosquito. 14,553 families were reached with key messages by visiting, together with permanent and volunteer NS staff, the various communities in the regions, managing to surpass the original goal.
These people now have relevant information about dengue fever, in addition to basic measures to prevent the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.