HOPE Field Hospital for Women
A safe haven for women and children inside the Refugee Camps, that will provide 24/7 medical care preventing more unnecessary death and disability to this vulnerable community.
“Urgent need to scale up health services in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh”
“Six months after the start of the Rohingya refugee crisis, continued efforts are needed to further scale up health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar. The vulnerable populations remain at risk of several diseases and in need of critical services for survival.” WHO – Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 20 February 2018
HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh was one of the first organizations to respond to the healthcare need which occurred due to massive influx of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs). HOPE Foundation opened a series of mobile health clinics in the FDMN camps, starting with mobile healthcare facilities. With the approval of RRRC office, the construction of HOPE Field Hospital for Women began. To meet the urgent need of FDMNs the hospital started functioning with Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services on 25th December 2017. In January 2018 it started its Outpatient Department. On 23 June, the hospital began offering 24/7 operations. During our first night in service, we delivered the first baby! The hospital is strategically located within the largest Rohingya camp. Prior to the establishment of HOPE Field Hospital for Women, health services in this area were very scarce and facilities were too far for sick Rohingya, who had to travel 4-5 miles on foot to reach a clinic – a journey that would be treacherous during heavy rains. Now, they can access care closer to home, 24/7, at the HOPE Field Hospital for Women, the only field hospital in the camps run by a local Bangladeshi NGO, and one of few inpatient facilities operating in an area currently inhabited by over 300,000 refugees.
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