Review of health facilities in Cox’s Bazar district

WHO Bangladesh/ C. Bercaru

World Health Organization (WHO), together with partner organizations IOM, UNHCR, UNFPA, Handicap International, ICRC, SDC and others conducted a joint review of District Sadar Hospital in Cox’s Bazar and Upazila Health Complexes in Ukhya and Teknaf. The review intends to generate reliable information on the capacity of health service delivery, including availability and readiness. The main aspects includes are human and infrastructure resources, availability of essential supplies, readiness of the facilities to provide basic health care interventions related to family planning, maternal and child health services, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and non-communicable diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes.

The potential scale up of interventions aim to strengthen the public health system for both the host population and the Rohingya new arrivals by providing additional health personnel, medicines, equipment, supplies, trainings and supervision to enhance service quality.

The health sector in Cox’s Bazar is currently providing medical services through nearly 200 facilities supported by 100 national and international health partner organizations.

WHO remains committed to support the Government of Bangladesh and the partner organizations in addressing the health challenges resulting from the recent influx of Rohingya population through coordination of health sector actors, provision of medical supplies and equipment and technical assistance.