Bangladesh: Have you ever walked a mile in their shoes?

Despite widespread documentation of Rohingya dissatisfaction with available health services, problems continue to be reported in the relationship of trust between affected communities and humanitarians. Since mid-March, community-based research reflected in the COVID-19 Explained series has uncovered a wide-spread and highly concerning rumour that anyone who enters a camp health facility with COVID-19 symptoms will be killed as the only way to contain the virus. This rumour, combined with the common perception that health facilities do not have the capacity to provide adequate health care, have likely contributed to the 50% drop in the overall medical-consultation rate across the camps over the past six weeks


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