Afroza Mina Health
Funded By: Individual donations matched by RDA’s Cumulative fund
The spread of infectious disease is of global concern for social and economic reasons. For example, seasonal influenza kills 200–500 thousand people annually. In 2009-2010, influenza A (H1N1) caused 17,000 deaths worldwide, many among whom were healthy adults. In 2002-2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) killed more than 700 people and spread into 37 countries causing a cost of $18 billion in Asia. These recent outbreaks remind us of the potential for a pandemic such as the Spanish flu of 1918–1920 which killed 50–100 million people. With Afroza Mina Health project, RDA field officials initiates Door to door awareness campaign and development seminar in coalition with local health officials along with doctors and health workers to help prevent the spread of airborne diseases.