A Kenyan midwife leads the maternity services in MSF primary health centres in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. © Anthony Kwan/MSF



outpatient consultations


individual mental health consultations


births assisted

Last year, MSF continued to respond to the medical and humanitarian needs of Rohingya refugees and vulnerable Bangladeshi communities.

In 2019, MSF remained one of the main providers of medical humanitarian aid to the stateless Rohingya, approximately one million of whom live in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. Water-borne and vaccine preventable diseases, such as measles, acute watery diarrhea and diphtheria, pose an ongoing threat.

Throughout 2019, MSF teams focused on improving the quality and reach of our healthcare, working with the refugee community to understand their needs and build trust in our services. This resulted in a significant increase in the number of people, especially women, attending our facilities.

By the end of 2019, MSF operated three hospitals, three general health centres, one health post, two specialized clinics and four outbreak response facilities providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services.

Our teams in Dhaka conducted occupational health consultations for factory workers and started a new mobile health clinic. We also ran sexual and reproductive health services for girls and women, carrying out prenatal consultations, assisting births and offering comprehensive treatment for survivors of sexual and intimate-partner violence, with integrated mental health support.

Map of Bangladesh.