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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:15pm

Dhaka, March 28, 2018 – In response to a request from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided 622,800 doses of injectable contraceptives to the Government of Bangladesh on March 25, bringing the total contribution from the United States to nearly one million doses valued at $901,232. This latest contribution of injectable contraceptives follows an earlier donation of 292,000 doses delivered in February 2018 and three million sachets of oral rehydration solution delivered in December 2017. Since August 25, 2017, the United States Government has provided more than $110 million to assist Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

Since August 25, 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have fled across the border from Burma into Cox’s Bazar, where Rohingya refugees face significant health challenges and limited availability of health products and services. Newborns, children, and pregnant and lactating women are especially susceptible to malnutrition, food insecurity, and infectious disease.

 

Last updated: June 12, 2018

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