Long after the cameras have left and the news agenda has moved on, Save the Children’s teams are still there, helping children rebuild and recover after a disaster.
Our Emergency Fund allows us to leave a lasting legacy for children’s health: reaching schools and families with vital education on hygiene, water purification and other health practices.
When a cholera outbreak hit Zimbabwe, for example – with more than 10,000 suspected cases – the Emergency Fund allowed us to deploy our Emergency Health Unit to tackle it.
The team conducted a cholera awareness campaign to help contain the spread of the virus. We distributed hygiene essentials and water purification supplies to families, schools and health facilities in the worst affected areas.