03 August 2023

Eleven-year-old Fahim fights against deadly dengue

Fahim lays on the bed next to his mother, as nurses tend to his fever brought on by dengue. He has had this fever for the last nine days. “It hurts my entire body. It’s difficult to move or do things in this state,” he says, as he laments about missing out on important classes while getting treated for dengue at the hospital. Eleven-year-old Fahim…, An escalating crisis, As the dengue outbreak continues to grip Bangladesh, it poses a severe public health challenge, impacting children and communities across the nation. The global challenge of changing climatic conditions and increasing global warming further exacerbate the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue, particularly in countries at risk. According to…, Protecting communities through prevention, The hospital Fahim has been admitted to has become a crucial hub in Tongi for providing medical care and support to dengue patients - an important part of which is creating awareness in them and their families regarding preventing and mitigating dengue in their respective communities. Eleven-year-old Fahim gets treated for dengue at Shaheed…, Eleven-year-old Fahim gets treated for dengue at Shaheed Ahsanullah Master General Hospital while accompanied by his mother Jesmin., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Haque Eleven-year-old Fahim gets treated for dengue at Shaheed Ahsanullah Master General Hospital while accompanied by his mother Jesmin. Dengu-03.jpg, Eleven-year-old Fahim gets treated for dengue at Shaheed Ahsanullah Master General Hospital while accompanied by his mother Jesmin., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Haque Eleven-year-old Fahim gets treated for dengue at Shaheed Ahsanullah Master General Hospital while accompanied by his mother Jesmin. Eleven-year-old Fahim gets treated for dengue at Shaheed Ahsanullah Master General Hospital while accompanied by his mother Jesmin. “As part of our daily practice, we try to advise and…, Religious leaders speak to their community about preventive measures against dengue during Friday prayers at a mosque in Banani, Dhaka., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Mukut Religious leaders speak to their community about preventive measures against dengue during Friday prayers at a mosque in Banani, Dhaka. Dengue-05.JPG, Religious leaders speak to their community about preventive measures against dengue during Friday prayers at a mosque in Banani, Dhaka., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Mukut Religious leaders speak to their community about preventive measures against dengue during Friday prayers at a mosque in Banani, Dhaka. Religious leaders speak to their community about preventive measures against dengue during Friday prayers at a mosque in Banani, Dhaka. The response to the dengue outbreak also…, Cooperation for change, Fahim's battle against dengue reflects the collective urgency and need to address the situation across Bangladesh. UNICEF is fully committed to collaborating with the Government of Bangladesh and other partners to effectively respond to the dengue outbreak and work together to mitigate its impact on vulnerable communities, particularly children.…