330 000 Rohingyas and host community to get cholera vaccine in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 17 November 2018: Nearly 330 000 Rohingyas refugees and Bangladesh host community will be vaccinated against cholera in a month-long campaign beginning today in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar and its nearby areas, to protect vulnerable population against the deadly disease amidst increased risk of flooding in the ongoing cyclone season. Led by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with support of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and partners such as Gavi, the vaccine alliance, the campaign aims to reach people who missed some or all previous cholera vaccination opportunities.

World Mental Health Day 2018

Good mental health is related to mental and psychological well-being. WHO’s work to improve the mental health of individuals and society at large includes the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, is “young people and mental health in a changing world”. WHO's focus is on building mental resilience among young people, to help them cope with the challenges of today’s world.

EU grant to improve health services for more than one million vulnerable people

Dhaka, 25 September: A European Union grant of €1 million (US$1.2 million) is helping the World Health Organization to strengthen health services for the nearly one million vulnerable Rohingyas and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, who remain at risk of disease outbreaks. “The funds are being used to strengthen life-saving primary health care services and enhance capacities to minimise the number of deaths and cases in the event of an outbreak,” said Dr Bardan Jung Rana, WHO’s Representative to Bangladesh.

Dissemination of Findings of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Bangladesh 2017

Dhaka, 14 August 2018: The Honorable Minister for Health and Family Welfare announced today, at a press briefing at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dhaka, the release of the findings of the GATS Bangladesh 2017. The survey is accomplished till now in 29 countries of the world where information is collected on tobacco use among people aged 15 years and above. The survey follows a standard protocol and supports the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to generate comparable data across countries. Bangladesh is the tenth country to complete the second round of GATS.

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