Médecins du Monde emergency response priority is to continue to promote health in order to protect the affected people more effectively.
The provision of early and targeted information around health preparedness and personal health protection is vital to maintaining community resilience and minimising the impact in the event of crises such as natural disasters. Ongoing health promotion ensures that affected communities have the necessary knowledge to prevent further escalation of health problems.
Médecins du Monde, in addition to providing immediate assistance and health care, massively inform the local populations it serves, through the distribution of clear personal protection instructions and consider that preparedness measures are essential for rapid and effective intervention, in an effort to mitigate the long-term consequences.
Below you can read Médecins du Monde instructions for protection after a flood (according to the guidelines of the Ministries of Health and Civil Protection)