Community clinics in Bangladesh work to fend off illness tied to climate change


Channel 24, Khulna, Bangladesh

Between 70 and 80 percent of healthcare recipients living at Koyra sub-district in Khulna suffer from diarrheal disease, according to data collected by five community clinics and a sub-district health complex in the area. A shortage of potable water due to increasing salinity in underground and surface water is among the causes, say medical staff. The impacts of climate change are exacerbating the problem in the coastal belt, but community clinics are playing a very important role in helping people fight the situation. G M Mostafizul Alam has the details in this special report.

This story was first broadcast on Channel 24 in Bangladesh. Reporting for the piece was supported by funding from EJN's Bay of Bengal Climate Resiliency Initiative.