CARE Bangladesh launched two Temporary Community Clinics for Myanmar refugees
11 December, 2017
CARE Bangladesh, in partnership with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has launched two Temporary Community Clinics for Myanmar refugees to provide sexual and reproductive health and primary health care services. The Clinics will also serve as Immunization (EPI) Centres and offer other government health services for women, men, adolescent and children. In line with the MoU signed earlier, the DGHS has committed to provide doctors and free medicines for the Clinics. CARE, on the other hand is responsible for setting up the infrastructure, and providing personnel like paramedics, ambulance services for referral cases and other technical assistance.
Prof Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, DG, DGHS has formally opened one of the Clinics at Moynarghona/Balukhali Camp, Ukhiya on December 9. Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hashem Khan, Line Director, Community Based Health Care, Dr. Jahangir Hossain, CARE Bangladesh’s Director- Health, Rumana Ahmed, Head of Communication-GSK and other CARE and partner staff were present during the inauguration. The second new Community Clinic is set up in Tasnimarkhola camp, Ukhiya. FDSR, one of our national partners, is providing support to implement activities on the ground. CARE is also thankful to Glaxo SmithKline for funding.