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Media Outlets Examine Programs Helping Rohingya Refugees Receive MCH, Palliative Care

The Guardian: Young lives hang by a thread as past haunts Rohingya mothers
“…In November, the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, warned that one in four Rohingya children in Bangladesh were severely malnourished. … [I]n times of crisis, when breastfeeding becomes even more important for children, women can struggle to produce enough milk. … To support women, Action Against Hunger offers specific counseling sessions for those having trouble breastfeeding. The organization helps them try to relactate or invites them to discuss alternatives, such as using formula…” (Ford, 3/29).

IRIN: Caring for the chronically ill in Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps
“…[D]espite the scale of the [medical] response, health care advocates say thousands of people with incurable diseases are still ignored by a system that overlooks the needs of the dying or gravely ill. ‘I saw people were treating only acute patients and palliative care was being neglected,’ said Farzana Khan, a doctor who founded the Bangladesh-based Fasiuddin Khan Research Foundation, a private group that set up [a program that helps 200] severely ill patients [in Cox’s Bazar]…” (Ahmed, 3/28).

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