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Oral cholera vaccination campaign underway in Cox’s Bazar


The world's second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign has started in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. 900 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine are now being delivered to more than 650 000 men, women and children.

WHO, partners gear for world’s second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign in Cox’s Bazar


The vaccine has arrived. Micro-plans are complete. And hundreds of health workers and volunteers have been mobilized and trained to carry out an epic mission: The delivery of 900 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine to more than 650 000 men, women and children now crowded into settlements and camps near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

WHO appeals for USD 10.2 million to support critical health interventions in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh


The World Health Organization is seeking USD 10.2 million to protect, promote and secure the health of more than half a million people who have moved to southern Bangladesh from across the border since August this year.

WHO rolls-out Early Warning, Alert & Response System in Cox’s Bazar

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WHO’s Early Warning, Alert and Response System in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh is protecting the health of hundreds of thousands of people in makeshift and spontaneous settlements. Robust surveillance is essential to detecting and responding to disease outbreaks, especially in emergencies.

Life-saving essential medicines, supplies on the ground in Cox’s Bazar


Life-saving essential medicines and medical supplies have arrived at Sadar District Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to support the urgent health needs of more than half a million people who have poured across the border since August.

900,000 vaccines “en route” to Cox’s Bazar to prevent cholera

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The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision will release 900,000 doses of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) from the global stockpile to prevent the spread of cholera among recently arrived vulnerable populations and host communities in areas around Cox’s Bazar.

Connecting needs and services in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh


Thanks to a functioning referral system, six-month-old Ridwan has a fighting chance. On 22 September a mobile medical team operating near Ridwan’s hut referred him to Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex, a secondary facility on the fringe of the Kutapalong settlement, near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. He is now being shifted to the District Hospital to receive comprehensive care, including for suspected malnutrition.

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

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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

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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

WHO Bangladesh/ C. Bercaru

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.