Manila, capital of the Philippines, is one of the most densely-populated cities in the world, most of it urban poor living illegally in squalor. Since much of the population lives illegally in slums, they have no access to government support for sanitation or health care programmes. Young children in Manila are particularly vulnerable in these circumstances, which are also marked by food insecurity and poor nutrition, and in Manila Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death for children five and under.
The project aims to contribute to public health resiliency in Manila. Work centres around assisting urabn poor in maintaining health, including diarrhea-related care, and increasing access to and use of safe water and basic sanitation. On the larger scale, the project increases disaster and public health emergency anticipation and response capacities and works towards the prevention of water and sanitation-related diseases.
Urban poor in the slums of Manila are the primary beneficiaries of the project. Within this group, caretakers of children and children are targeted.
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Disaster prevention and preparedness
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Prevention and mitigation