In March 2019 a cyclone hit the coast of Mozambique, destroying most of the city Beira. With the disaster came also cholera, and the Norwegian Red Cross was asked to help for the deployment of the CBS platform.
CBS was set up at 10 Oral Rehydration Points around in the city. The volunteers in Red Cross was trained in how to detect and report potential acute watery diarrhoea. 6000 reports were sent from the volunteers; enabling Red Cross, the Ministry of Health and other partners to react on health risks in real-time.
By being able to get indications of what was happening at the community level, Red Cross was able to respond and assist where and when needed — thereby working effectively to limit outbreaks and save lives.