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22 Sep 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, 22 September 2017: 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.

22 Sep 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 22 September 2017— WHO has released US$ 500 000 from its Contingency Fund for Emergencies to ensure the quick scale-up of operations in Cox’s Bazaar.

Since 25 August, 429 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state. These numbers are expected to increase.

WHO is concerned for the many health needs of this vulnerable population. Restoring access to clean water and sanitation is a major challenge to prevent the spread of vector and waterborne diseases.

21 Sep 2017 description

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. Over 388,000 of them – mostly women, children and the elderly – now reside in a series of makeshift and spontaneous settlements wedged between the Bay of Bengal and the swollen Naf river.

19 Sep 2017 description


  • Since 25 August more than 379 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar

  • 156 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 35 000 in host communities and 188 000 in new spontaneous settlements

  • 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar

19 Sep 2017 description

New Delhi, 19 September 2017 - World Health Organization has released a first tranche of emergency funding from the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund to mobilize essential medicines and support mobile medical teams provide life-saving health care to vulnerable populations in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area.

06 Sep 2017 description

Male, Maldives, 6 September 2017 : World Health Organization emphasized the need to make health for all a top priority in WHO South-East Asia Region as health ministers, leaders and officials commenced a five-day meeting here today.

01 Sep 2017 description


477 Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper – August 2017
498 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2017


477 Vaccins anticholériques: Note de synthèse de l’OMS – août 2017
498 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2017