Increase in the number of inhabitants in urban slums has become a challenge on the health system of Bangladesh for tackling maternal and under-five child morbidity and mortality. To address this engaging issue, BRAC implemented a community based essential maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH)-care service package programme, called MANOSHI in 2007. The programme targeted the slums in six city corporations of Bangladesh through the community health workers (CHWs) called BRAC Shasthya .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Parveen Jolly
  • Published Date Tuesday, 22 December 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractIodine deficiency persists as a major health problem in Bangladesh. Despite thepresence of a government law that prohibits sale of non-iodized salt, a large volume ofsalt that is available in local market is ‘open’ or non-iodized salt or falsely labeled asiodized. Addressing this, BRAC-HNPP in partnership with Global Alliance for ImprovedNutrition (GAIN), UNICEF, Government of Bangladesh, and Micronutrient Initiatives inBangladesh (MI) initiated an intervention of delivering .......

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  • Writer Name Umme Salma Mukta, Barnali Chakraborty, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Dr Sayeda Shabukta Malik Dr Md Mahfuzar Rahman and Dr Md Raisul Haque
  • Published Date Wednesday, 18 November 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractIt is evident that the poor, especially women and children are highly vulnerable to theimpacts of climate change because of their limited adaptive capacity. In suchcircumstances, BRAC Disaster, Environment and Climate Change (DECC) programmehas been providing interventions (capacity building training and/or grant) on alternativelivelihood options so that poverty stricken women affected by disaster can adapt to thechanging environment. This study has been undertaken to understand .......

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  • Writer Name Tahera Akter Nepal C Dey
  • Published Date Thursday, 20 August 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTBangladesh is one of the countries with high rate of infant malnutrition and the majorcause is inappropriate breast feeding and complementary feeding practices. To improvethe situation, both GO/NGO organizations are working intensively on the issue. Inpursuance of this, AED and BRAC became partners in the Alive and Thrive project(A&T) for improving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices through motivationand counseling by BRAC’s volunteer community health workers .......

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  • Writer Name Umme Salma Mukta Md. Raisul Haque
  • Published Date Monday, 11 May 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTPoor infant feeding practices is one of the major causes of undernutrition and stuntingin <5 children in Bangladesh. BRAC, in partnership with AED, is implementing Alive andThrive (A & T) programme to promote optimum infant and young child feeding (IYCF)practices in rural Bangladesh to address this issue. The frontline health worker for thisproject is the community health worker of BRAC Shasthya Shebika (SS) who works ona voluntary basis, but gets some monetary return .......

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  • Writer Name Umme Salma Mukta Md. Raisul Haque
  • Published Date Monday, 11 May 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTuberculosis (TB) is a global disease, which is responsible for 1.4 million deaths eachyear (WHO 2010). Bangladesh is the sixth highest TB-burden country in the world. TBtreatment may be complicated when malnutrition also coexists in patients. TB hasbeen found to coexist with malnutrition among patients at the beginning of treatment inboth developed and developing countries (Zachariah et al. 2002, Onwubalili JK 1988,Kennedy et al. 1996, Harries et al. 1988). Nutrition .......

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  • Writer Name Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed, Md. Akramul Islam Md. Kamruzzaman Mahfuza Rifat
  • Published Date Wednesday, 29 April 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTIntroduction: In Bangladesh about two-thirds of total food consumption is rice asmain staple food, especially for the poor, in addition to some vegetables, pulses andsmall quantities of fish, meat, egg, etc. if and when available. The similar dietarypattern and practices were found for under-two children in the intervention areas ofAlive and Thrive (A&T) project where mothers were counseled on appropriatecomplementary feeding practice as a component of Infant and Young .......

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  • Writer Name Umme Salma Mukta, Barnali Chakraborty, Umme Sayka Md. Raisul Haque, Md. Moslem Uddin Mia
  • Published Date Wednesday, 29 April 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract:The BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme reached 150 upazilas (sub-districts) in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh since 2006. This study assessed the changes in the use of tubewell water and water safety measures in the households in the 11 upazilas of Bangladesh after BRAC WASH interventions. Data were collected from 6,600 households where 3,812 tubewells were traced in baseline (2006-7) and 3,591 tubewells in midline (2009). Most of the households .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and ARM Mehrab Ali
  • Published Date Tuesday, 13 December 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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