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Brac immunises over 167,000 in Cox's Bazar

  • Published at 01:25 am October 18th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:26 am October 18th, 2017
Brac immunises over 167,000 in Cox's Bazar
A 90-member team from Brac immunised over 167,000 people in Ukhiya and Teknaf. The world’s second largest oral vaccination campaign, led by the Ministry of Health, ended on Tuesday on a highly successful note. With the target to vaccinate 650,000 people in Cox’s Bazar, the joint efforts of both public and private aid providers helped exceed the number to 679,678 individuals. Brac has administered health care services through 60 mobile health camps and 10 fixed camps providing oral cholera vaccinations as well as treatments for fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Access to drinking water has been provided to 276,700 people. Sanitation has been provided to 401,000. Around 12,000 children were accommodated with child-friendly spaces and 50,000 households were given 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, UNICEF, WFP, AUSAID, DIFD and Global Fund.