Bangladesh: Latest MSF Updates

This information is excerpted from MSF’s 2016 International Activity Report.

MSF continued to provide health care to vulnerable people in Bangladesh, including large numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. MSF ran a clinic offering comprehensive medical care to Rohingya refugees and the local community near the Kutupalong makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district. There was a sharp increase in patient figures in the last two months of the year due to an influx of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. The team treated 113 violence-related injuries in November and December, including 17 with gunshot wounds. During the year, teams carried out 89,954 outpatient, 2,491 inpatient, and 4,559 mental health consultations. They also treated 103 victims of sexual violence in 2016, more than double the number in 2015.

In Kamrangirchar slum, in the capital, Dhaka, MSF offered reproductive health care to adolescent girls, carrying out 4,578 antenatal consultations and assisting 457 deliveries in 2016. The team provided medical and psychological support to 535 victims of sexual violence and intimate partner violence. In addition, 2,324 family planning sessions and 2,379 individual mental health consultations were conducted with people of all ages. MSF continued to run its occupational health program for factory workers in Kamrangirchar, carrying out 8,923 consultations.

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