WORLD HEALTH DAY: ROHINGYA MEDICS ORGANISATION
Today, on World Health Day, we would like to express our gratitude to all those people and organisations who have provided healthcare to the Rohingya globally.
For decades, the Rohingya people have been denied access to healthcare services in Myanmar.
Conflicts around the world have only served to make people more vulnerable to diseases – both infectious and non-infectious. Many are dying because of simply being unable to reach remotely-built clinics, secondly because of disruption of healthcare supplies, and thirdly because of people in conflict zones being unable to reach clinics and hospitals.
All governments must make the health of its people a priority. This should include all who are present within their territories including migrants and asylum seekers.
COVID-19 has even shown just how vulnerable the economy is to outbreaks of infectious disease, and therefore further highlights the need for implementation of good health care systems.
Due to conflicts and forced deportation, there is a profound increase in cases of clinical depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD). The importance and need to increase the provision of healthcare, including Mental healthcare, to those susceptible and to people in conflict areas is absolutely essential. The immediate and long-term benefits of substantial healthcare systems are invaluable.
Sincere appreciation to Doctors Without Borders for years of providing healthcare to Rohingya in Myanmar.
We would also like to thank every single member of the Rohingya Medics Organisation for years of devoted service to Rohingya people around the world. Our organisation’s vision is to provide sustainable health services to persecuted people around the world irrespective of race or religion as we strictly stand firm in the principle that healthcare is an innate human right.
To care is to live a fulfilling life. Be responsible for one another.
Stay healthy and happy.
The Rohingya Medics Organisation