UN agencies launch cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox ’ s Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on Tuesday a massive immunization campaign.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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