On February 24, 2018, a third CPI-supported Health Post opened in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to provide lifesaving health services to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Situated in the Potibonia (Camp 16) area of Cox’s Bazar, and operated by CPI local partner Prottyashi, the Health Post provides facility-based and outreach health services to approximately 6,000 people who live in surrounding neighborhoods.
The Health Post is staffed by a physician and three medical assistants who provide a range of health services encompassing maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition monitoring, family planning, clinical management of rape, curative care, communicable and non-communicable disease monitoring and treatment, and emergency referral.
The Health Post also serves as a base for a team of 10 Community Health Volunteers (CHVs). These CHVs travel on foot through the surrounding neighborhoods educating households on how to stay healthy, helping them to understand the health services available, distributing health and hygiene supplies, monitoring health and referring those in need of care to suitable health facilities.
Alongside these Health Posts, CPI is supporting a range of other initiatives including the drilling of deep tube wells, latrine construction, clean and energy-efficient cookstoves, and solar lights. We continue to support the efforts of the Rohingya community and local partner organizations to meet emergency short-term needs and lay the foundations for longer-term service provision and resilience.