@food4thehungry and @medicalteams are partnering to assist the Rohingya refugees crisis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh as Joint Rohingya Response Program (JRRP). Here I'm sharing one of our volunteer's statements about the camp situation and his experience.
“The work Medical Teams International has done to help the Rohongya refugees in Southern Bangladesh over the past year is nothing short of miraculous. I have had the honor to serve periodically as a physician for MTI in the Kutupalong refugee camp since early October 2017. I came with the original medical team posted here to start providing primary care services, to provide emergency inpatient hydration services, and to initiate a refugee community health worker program. Due to efforts of many MTI full time staff as well as expat volunteers we were able to successfully launch all of those programs and to establish MTI as a respected leader amonsgt the international NGO's serving the Rohingya. I am wrapping up my third tour here now and the changes just over the past few months in the entire camp and the scope of MTI's projects are almost unbelieveable. Our original tiny field clinic under a tarp 11 months ago has grown into 3 large Primary Health Centers, providing comprehensive outpatient services including prenatal care to hundreds daily. Soon 24/7 coverage will be available as well. In addition, 2 smaller health posts serve the basic primary care needs of the Rohingya community. All are staffed by an ever growing staff of nearly 100 Bangladesh National doctors, nurses, pharmacists, translators, and support personnel. Instead of providing direct primary care to the refugees the MTI medical staff volunteers are now doing "capacity building", i.e., teaching the National staff in the clinic and at the bedside and gradually earning the trust not only of the National providers but of the Rohingya patients as well.... [ Read more from the comment section ] - Dr. Bruce Murray @pbrucemurray