WHO granted $175,000 for healthcare of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh
Published: September 20, 2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $ 175,000 to provide essential medicines and life-saving healthcare to the vulnerable population in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar that has witnessed an influx of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar.
The WHO grant will support 20 mobile medical teams to provide essential services for at least two months. The grant is also being used to procure essential medicines and medical supplies to be distributed to pre-existing health facilities in Cox’s Bazar area. The WHO is also working closely with International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) and other health partners in ensuring that adequate health services are provided to the vulnerable population.