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WHO Bangladesh: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update (25 April – 1st May 2022)

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Rohingya refugees

• Deaths: in Epi-week 17, no COVID-19 deaths Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)

• 05 AWD cases were reported- all culture-confirmed from the host community Coordination, Planning, and Monitoring

• There is a COVID-19 vaccination campaign planned for 7 – 12 May 2022, targeting 116,289 beneficiaries 18 years or older for the first/second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Essential Health Services

• Maternal Mortality: o In Epi-week 16, no maternal/WRA deaths were reported.

• WHO together with the Health Sector agenciessupporting the SARI ITCs will be holding a consultative meeting to identify scalable alternatives to the SARI ITCs as a sustainable approach for the future.

• The Health Sector has completed data collection for rapid analysis of the funding situation with preliminary results due by the following week.

Community Mobilization

• Community Health Workers continue with routine household visits and sensitization on COVID-19 prevention.

• IEC materials related to World Malaria Day-related were shared with partners to mark the day under the theme “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives”.