The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that a month long measles and rubella vaccination campaign was to commence on Jan. 12 at Rohingya refugee camps  in Cox’s Bazar and nearby areas.


More than 300,000 Rohingya refugees will be vaccinated, officials note.

The vaccination teams are supported by a total of 132 trained vaccinators, 264 volunteers, 1400 Community Health Workers (CHW) and 2000 Majhies. Additionally, 30 supervisors and 68 camp coordinators will support the campaign.

During the campaign period, vaccination teams will be located at designated sites within camp area.  For better mobilizing the population, meetings will be held with community members- local leaders, teachers, religious leaders, and community social mobilization activities have been conducted: miking from the mosques, door to door visits, banners displaying.