Outreach teams provided healthcare to reluctant refugees
Our COVID-19 Outreach Teams in Rohingya refugee camps have been working hard on the ground the past few months to mitigate the spread of the virus and to offer supports to those who are sick and struggling. Our teams are not only saving lives by identifying possible positive patients, but are also educating the Rohingya community in their own language about this deadly virus to stop the spread.
Over the past few months, our outreach teams, working in two camps, have been able to encourage thousands of reluctant refugees to coordination hubs, but also give them the necessary information in order to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.
Throughout this process, we are reminded of the ever-changing nature of the healthcare system in these camps. We have recognized the importance of providing safe and effective medical care, screening, and the positive effects of education and reliability for building trust.