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Sexual and Reproductive Health in Bangladesh

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Bangladesh

Over a million Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, face challenging conditions....

international
01/11/2023 > 30/06/2023

FIELD OF INTEREST

  • International aid and development
  • Health/wellbeing and medical research

TARGET POPULATION

  • Asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and people from CALD backgrounds
  • People experiencing socio-economic disadvantage or vulnerability

PROJECT SUMMARY

Over a million Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, face challenging conditions.


There are gaps in healthcare. Particularly in sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, and support for survivors of Gender Based Violence. CARE has been filling these gaps in multiple camps, serving numerous people with funding from the Australian Government. It has provided 16,430 SRH services through three static healthcare posts and 26,706 services through eight mobile clinics.

However, this funding for Sexual & Reproductive Health ended in August, posing a risk of closing three healthcare posts and eight mobile clinics. Securing funding is essential to continue providing life-saving healthcare services.

CARE’s project is focused on addressing essential lifesaving health needs. Through health posts and mobile outreach services, it provides a range of medical services, including outpatient consultations, treatments for communicable and non-communicable diseases, care for Reproductive Tract Infections, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Antenatal Care, Postnatal Care, Family Planning services, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, referral services, minimal laboratory investigations, and medicine dispensation through health posts.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

The project aims to enhance the health-seeking behaviour and practices of Rohingya people, focusing on 30,000 refugees, especially women and their families. It will provide improved access to primary healthcare, general health awareness, and psychosocial support, along with necessary referrals to health centres when required. This project will reach 10,000 women and their families.

- CARE’s health posts are preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections by giving Rohingya refugees the knowledge and tools to protect themselves.
- Family planning services are enabling women and their families to decide how many children they have and when they have them.
- Healthcare providers support women throughout pregnancy, reducing infant and maternal mortality risks.
- Outreach services ensure that people with disabilities are not excluded from accessing services.

Profile of CARE Australia

CARE Australia

CARE Australia supports women around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We work with local communities to provide women with equal opportunities to earn an income, gain access to their fair share of resources, participate in decisions that affect their lives, and lead their communities through the increasing impacts of climate disasters and other crises.

CARE Australia is a member of the global CARE Confederation, working with communities all over the world. With a vast majority of staff local to the country where they work, supporting a strong network of local partners, we have deep connections and impact in more than 100 countries.

As CARE Australia, we have built strong, long-term relationships with partners who work in their own communities in the South-East Asia and Pacific regions and we know that this is where we can be most effective. We also respond to humanitarian crises outside this region when we are well-placed to do so.

CARE has been committed to helping the world’s most vulnerable people since the first CARE packages were sent to the survivors of World War II in 1945. We seek to end extreme poverty for all who experience it. We provide assistance to those in poverty regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

TOTAL BUDGET: $254,498
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