Providing service to the marginalized

Providing service to the marginalized
20 August, 2020

Oindrilla Thithi Bala is an Outreach Paramedic and a frontline health service provider under the Sexual Reproductive Health(SRH) team of CARE Cox’s Bazar. She has been working with the SRH team of CARE Bangladesh ever since the beginning of the influx, providing sexual reproductive health services to Rohingya refugees. Sexual reproductive health services are life-saving health services and need to be continued through any emergency situation. She expressed that “I know in this COVID-19 pandemic crisis, most of the people are staying home and it is important to do so. But I realized if I stop providing services among the Rohingya refugee camps, a remarkable number of women and adolescent girls will suffer and will not be able to access sexual reproductive health services including family planning methods, which may lead to unwanted pregnancy.” She said.  The thought for Oindrilla is unacceptable as she has been providing service to them since the influx. “I am aware that I am putting my own health at risk, but I also know that this is the most crucial time to continue on with the work for those who are most vulnerable; raising awareness about COVID-19 along with SRH services” she said.  

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