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Bangladesh: Disaster Management Reference Handbook

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, (2017)

Climate change is a growing concern for Bangladesh because 90 percent of the country is approximately 10 feet above sea level. An evaluation was completed which discovered that high tides in Bangladesh were increasing 10 times more rapidly than the global average. This predicted rapid increase in sea levels places Bangladesh four times higher than the global average. By 2050, approximately 20 percent of the inhabited land in Bangladesh will be inundated by the sea resulting in displacement for nearly 20 million people. The Government of Bangladesh has implemented policies and plans to focus on climate change concerns, but there is still much work to be completed.
Bangladesh is a nation which will continue to experience the devastating effects of climate change. These concerns for the nation are recognized and the Government of Bangladesh is working progressively to implement mitigation and preparedness measures along with making national economic and transportation improvements to better sever and protect the people of Bangladesh.

National Guidelines on TB/HIV Management and Program Collaboration and Implementation Manual, 2nd ed.

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services, (2016)

National Tuberculosis Control Program; Mycobacterial Disease Control National AIDS/STD Program

National Guidelines and Operational Manual for Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT), 2nd ed.

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Directorate General of Health Services, (2013)

Specific measures are being taken within the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) to address the MDR TB problem through appropriate management of patients and strategies to prevent the propagation and dissemination of MDR TB.
The term "Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB" (PMDT) refers to programme based MDR TB diagnosis, management and treatment. This guideline promotes full integration of basic TB control and PMDT activities under the NTP, so that patients with TB are evaluated for drug resistance and are placed on the appropriate treatment regimen and properly managed from the outset of treatment, or as early as possible. The guidelines also integrate the identification and treatment of more severe forms of drug resistance, such as extensively drug resistant TB (XDR TB).
At the end, the guideline introduces new standards for registering, monitoring and reporting outcomes of multidrug resistant TB cases.

National Guidelines for the Facility-based Management of Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition in Bangladesh

Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services ..., (2017)

Level of stunting among Bangladeshi children <5years declined from 51% in 2004 to 36% and underweight from 41% in 2007 to 33% (BDHS 2014). But the decrease in wasting rate is not as expected, which is only from 17% to 14.3 % over last decade. Approximately 3.1 % (BDHS 2014) of under-5 children suffering from SAM only by weight-for-length or height z-score (WHZ) <-3 criterion and estimated to be a total of ~ 450,000. Because, there are no national information on prevalence of SAM using mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) and presence of bipedal oedema in under-5 children, thus the actual number of children suffering from SAM could be much higher than the current estimate.

IOM Bangladesh: Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis Response - External Update, 27 July - 2 August 2018

International Organization for Migration (IOM), (2018)

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
- The last radio distribution training for IOM staff and volunteers took place this week. Overall, 75 people were trained in the past two weeks for the upcoming distribution of 60,000 hand cranked and solar powered radios.
- Over 500 people took part in the celebration of the World Day against Human Trafficking. In coordination with the Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, IOM marked the day with several invitees from the Government of Bangladesh, military and law enforcement agencies.
- A total of 4,958 Cash for Work (CfW) labors have been engaged for Site Development, maintenance, repair and improvement works in the camps.

Myanmar Humanitarian News Digest July 2018

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), (2018)

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar.

Situation Report Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Cox's Bazar 2 August 2018

Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), (2018)

(covering 20th July - 01st August )
Over 12,600 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 July. Shelter upgrades and refugee relocations continue in the camps. Heavy rains raise risks of water- and vector-borne diseases, and trainings were conducted to build further emergency faecal sludge management capacity. Space for emergency evacuations and sustainable relocations remain topline needs, and funding gaps continue to limit capacity.

Rohingya Refugee Response Gender Analysis: Recognizing and responding to gender inequalities

Toma, Iulia; Chowdhury, Mita; Laiju, Mushfika; Gora, Nina; Padamada, Nicola, Eds.: Oxfam, Action Against Hunger, Save the Children, (2018)

This gender analysis was conducted to understand the different risks and vulnerabilities but also opportunities and skills for Rohingya and host community women, men, boys and girls. Data collection was conducted over three weeks from 8 April to 29 April 2018. The work aimed to identify the different needs, concerns, risks and vulnerabilities of women, girls, boys and men in both Rohingya refugee communities and host communities in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. The analysis shows various gaps in the humanitarian response for both communities, especially in terms of accountability, communication with affected communities and disaster preparedness, but also in equitable access to services, in particular for women and girls, and especially for the Rohingya community. The key findings are presented below, along with recommendations for action.

Case Studies: CDI2WASH Program

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), Community Development Department, (2018)

The “Case Study: CDI2WASH Program” depicts the benefits and lessons learnt by the beneficiaries and change agents in CDI2WASH program during the last 4 years. The document has contained the success of the project and accumulated learning have been documented in the publication. It upholds the achievement of the process and will remain as the supportive document help while taking any types of WASH development interventions by any stakeholders.
No publication year indicated.

Field Level Arsenic Testing Guideline

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), (2015)

CDI 2 WASH Program
The “Field Level Arsenic Testing Guideline” provides guidance for testing arsenic in groundwater in simple and cost-effective way. The guideline covers different aspects like costing involved in a testing program, justification of selecting field kits, sample collection procedure, interferences, data management, quality control, safety, waste management issues along with the testing procedure. The guideline will be useful for all technicians, researchers and practitioners for practical purpose related to arsenic test for promoting safe water supply.

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