The world's second largest oral vaccination campaign, led by the Ministry of Health, ended on Monday (Oct 16) on a highly successful note, said a press release on Tuesday.
With a target set to immunise 650,000 people in Cox's Bazar, the joint efforts of both public and private aid providers helped exceed the reach to 679,678 individuals. In addition to the children arrived from Myanmar, BRAC is also making an effort to provide health treatments for host community children.
These initiatives are being taken to ensure the prevention of widespread diseases. BRAC has administered over 167,000 individuals with oral cholera vaccinations.
Aside from that, 153,000 medical services have been provided that includes treatment for fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. BRAC is providing the health care services through 60 mobile health camps and 10 fixed camps.
Access to safe water has been provided to 276,700, access to sanitation has been provided to 401,000; 12,000 children were supported through child-friendly spaces and 50,000 households were provided with critical supplies and non-food items.
Over 700 BRAC employees from around the country are fully mobilised to provide aid services. Their activities are mainly focused on ensuring necessary healthcare, safe water, sanitation and hygienic materials as well as safe spaces for women and children.
These interventions are being conducted in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UNICEF, WFP, AUSAID, DIFD and Global Fund, the release added.