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Caring for refugee mental health through virtual training for healthcare workers

Our mission is to provide impactful medical relief and training to benefit marginalized communities around the world.

Due to the pandemic, Humanity Auxilium has had to adapt the way we train, deliver, and care for others around the world. Recently, we hosted a virtual training workshop for a group of medical officers, nurses, psychologists, and community outreach workers who are located in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

The workshop focused primarily on caring for the mental health needs of Rohingya refugee women and girls.

"We are serving the Rohingya as a doctor to relieve them from diseases, but we don't care for their mental health properly. This workshop inspired us more to take care of their mental health," says Dr. Rezvi, a medical worker in Cox's Bazar.

On June 13, 2021, Humanity Auxilium's Medical Chair, Dr. Mohsina Chaklader organized the educational workshop for our Mental Health Outreach Project for Rohingya Women and Girls. Dr. Chaklader was joined by physicians from around the world who prepared presentations on various health topics, such as dealing with PTSD.

"As a Physician, especially, I got more knowledge on proper drug management for mental health patients. Special thanks to Dr. Mohsina for such valuable arrangement, and also thanks to the honorable guest speakers," says Dr. Golam Mowla Meem

The workshop presentations, which were taught by Humanity Auxilium volunteer physicians were well-received by participants, who provided feedback that they had learned a lot.

"I had training and knowledge on case reporting, survey, GAD, PTSD, etc. This training really helped me to remove some confusing matter and made me more understanding to proper implementation," says Fabiha, who is a psychologist.

An important part of Humanity Auxilium's mission is to provide impactful medical relief and training to benefit marginalized communities around the world. We strongly believe that training medical and healthcare workers helps increase access to much-needed medical care and improves the overall level of care.

Our hope is that we can continue providing critical and effective training through virtual workshops and webinars, but that one day soon we can join these healthcare workers and be alongside them in the camps once again.

"Lot's of renowned psychiatrists presented their valuable presentations. That was an excellent experience for me. Some unknown things [were made] clear to me by these presentations. I expect this kind of program will continue regularly with some new topics. Thanks a lot," says Dr. Shahadatl, a Medical Officer for AWARD HP.


To donate or to learn more about our Maternal and Mental Health Project for Rohingya Women and Girls, please visit HERE.

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