In coordination with Civil Surgeon’s Office, WHO and Health Sector partners are working on the reactivation of stand-by SARI ITC beds to respond the increase trend of confirmed COVID-19 cases among the host community and the Rohingya population. Currently, a total of 572 active beds are functional.
WHO has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh through the Civil Surgeon’s office to develop a protocol for COVID-19 Antigen RDT pilot testing in the Cox’s Bazar district.
WHO and IOM have prepared an assessment report capturing best practices and lessons learnt and a plenary discussion on the overarching strategic issues with the Mobile Medical Team Working Group (MMT TWG) has been scheduled for 9 June 2021.
SUBJECT IN FOCUS: Risk Communication during public health emergencies: the Cox’s Bazar experience