WHO sets up health monitoring, early warning alert in Cox’s Bazar

To monitor health issues affecting the over
422 000 people in camps and settlements in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, WHO has set up a Control Room as part of the humanitarian health response.

The system is part of WHO’s response in supporting the Government of Bangladesh to lead the humanitarian health response required to address the needs of the recent influx of over 400.000 Rohingyan migrants from Myanmar in less than a month.

WHO mounts high-impact health response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Trauma. Childbirth. Anxiety. Disease.
These are some of the priority health needs of the more than 420 000 vulnerable people who have sought refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh after fleeing their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state beginning late August.

Find out more about the current situation and WHO's response in our feature story:

Providing critical support for health services delivery in Cox’s Bazar

World Health Organization has released a first tranche of emergency funding from the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF) to mobilize essential medicines and support mobile medical teams provide life-saving health care to vulnerable populations in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area.

Responding to health needs of vulnerable population

To address health needs of the nearly 400 000 vulnerable population who have crossed borders, WHO is providing governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar essential drugs and medical supplies, cholera kits, emergency medical kits and water purification tablets.

WHO is coordinating with partners for measles, polio and routine vaccination of children; and is setting up disease surveillance in places where these vulnerable populations are staying.

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