Humanity Auxilium launches Mobile Medical Teams to help refugees during COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone around the world and has presented its own unique challenges, especially for those in developing countries. This pandemic has exposed cracks in the healthcare of the developed first world, which so far has not succeeded in containing COVID-19. And if this is the state of the developed world, one can only speculate on the extent of the damage that this pandemic will inflict on developing countries, which in most cases are already crippled by a weak healthcare system.
In the face of this global pandemic, now more than ever before, we need empathy and compassion. This is why at Humanity Auxilium, we’ve launched a Mobile Medical Team (MMT) in partnership with Bangladesh Health Sector and the Turkish Red Crescent in the Rohingya Refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
As per United Nations, Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Most Rohingya fear stigmatization and fear of persecution of being positive with COVID-19 due to the racial discrimination and violence that they had suffered in Myanmar for generations. Hence, the Rohingya community is reluctant to come forth when ill and seek medical attention.
The current count is around 1.2 million Rohingya living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Kutupalong (Bangladesh).
Our MMT teams consist of community health workers, nurses and physicians who assess the Rohingya population in their own shelter and provide medication and sanitation kits to those who are suspected of having COVID-19. The patient will self isolate with their entire family in the shelter and will be monitored for worsening symptoms daily. Food and clean water will be delivered to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
This project is novel and unique. Our MMT who has been trained, per WHO guidelines, are playing a pivotal role. They are not only saving lives by identifying possible positive patients, but also are educating the Rohingya community in their own language about this deadly virus to mitigate its spread.
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This initiative consists of IT professionals and healthcare professionals joining forces in the face of this global pandemic. This project is not a part of FCIC. The diversity of our team reflects our philosophy of the need for global solidarity in these difficult times. This grassroots initiative is focusing on the fact that this pandemic has exposed a lot of problems in the healthcare of the developed first world, which so far has not succeeded in containing COVID-19. And if this is the state of the developed world, one can only speculate on the extent of the damage that this pandemic will inflict on third world countries, which in most cases are already crippled by a weak healthcare system.
Due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, combined with the fact that unlike other epidemics of the recent past this has spread over 212 countries, most countries have either banned travel altogether or placed stringent travel restrictions. Which means that many international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), academic institutions, and partner health providers have had to shut down their humanitarian missions and withdraw humanitarian health care providers for fear of the spreading the virus. This places a massive burden on local partners, still working in the field. Now more than ever before they require our help. (Humanity Auxilium aims to educate local volunteers who are risking their lives in the field right now. We are doing that by providing evidence-based pieces of training and current researches by expert health care executives through various technological channels, i.e. website, dedicated app, telehealth presentations and telephonic and text message assistance in native languages.
During this global disaster, you can help those who are providing healthcare to minority groups and refugees around the world. Our team is made up of international humanitarians with a diversity of healthcare backgrounds, capable of speaking a variety of languages. Health care professionals who want to volunteer can register on our website.
MERIT CoVID 19 Webinar Day 46 Aug 30th 2020
Do you work in the medical industry? This is your opportunity to bring immediate virtual education and information support to partners who are working in the field and taking care of refugees, displaced persons, and the most vulnerable communities in the world.
And the best part is that you can do it while sitting on your couch. With offering as little as 2-3 hours/week, you can join our state of the art humanitarian mission and help us to provide virtual education to local partners working in some of the most medically challenging regions of the world.
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We aim to provide current, evidence-based, interactive education, educational support, resources, and guidance during the COVID-19 global health crisis. Apart from that, we can also offer any additional assistance, all of these will, of course, be in your native language. Please complete the attached form to help us understand your current needs.
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