EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTRODUCTIONThe prevalence of micronutrient intake adequacy is low among rural women in Bangladesh because intake of lack sufficient nutrient dense foods. In Bangladesh, information on dietary diversity among pregnant and lactating women is minimal. BRAC, jointly with A&T undertaken a feasibility study on the integration of maternal nutrition in maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) programme, considering that maternal nutrition should receive equal priority as .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Fahmida Akter Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Thursday, 15 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTSexual harassment (popularly known as eve teasing) is a form of violence and social crime that creates multiple effects on a woman or a girl. Many girls experience sexual harassment in front of schools and different public places in Bangladesh. To combat this, BRAC Gender Justice and Diversity (GJD) programme implemented a programme called Meyeder Jonnyo Nirapod Nagorikotto (MEJNIN) from 2012 to 2016 with the objective of raising mass awareness on sexual harassment and to consider .......

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  • Writer Name Fathema Zhura Khatoon Safayet Khan
  • Published Date Wednesday, 04 July 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
INTRODUCTIONPregnancy-induced hypertension causes 14% of maternal death and is the secon most common cause of maternal deaths worldwide. The majority of maternal deaths from PIH could be avoidable through the provision of timely calcium supplementation. Considering PIH is a global priority, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends calcium supplementation as the dose of 1.5-2.0 g of calcium daily for all women in areas where dietary calcium intake is low and for those at high risk of .......

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  • Writer Name Fouzia Khanam, Md Belal Hossain Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Malay Kanti Mridha and Md Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Wednesday, 04 July 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYHaor region located in the north-east zone of Bangladesh is considered to be one of the most poverty-stricken pockets yet to be existing in Bangladesh. The all-engulfing nature of underdevelopment in the region has not only left the habitats poor but also robbed them of having equal share in development that is widely established in other parts of the country. Realising the need, BRAC decided to implement the second round of the Integrated Development Programme, in Itna and .......

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  • Writer Name Syeda Sitwat Shahed, Saira Parveen Jolly, Safayet Khan, Marziana Mahfuz Nandita
  • Published Date Monday, 19 February 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT Smoking remains as a global public health concern for many decades. About 1.4 billion people smoke worldwide, which is expected to rise to more than 1.6 billion by 2025. Tobacco-attributable deaths were 5 million in 2008 globally, which are projected to reach 8.3 million by 2030. Despite the significant awareness regarding the prevention and control on smoking mediated health hazards in recent years, it still remains as a leading cause of preventable death. BRAC Research and .......

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  • Writer Name Fahmida Akter, Umme Salma Mukta, Tridib Roy Choudhury, Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 19 February 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTWomen are generally deprived of equal access to productive resources and economic opportunities, across the globe. Empowerment gives women the capacity to participate, together with men, in the shaping of society, to influence development at all levels of society and to make decisions that promote their families’ and their own well-being. BRAC Gender Justice and Diversity (GJD) programme is implementing a project which targets poor and vulnerable women in Narayanganj District. The .......

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  • Writer Name Fathema Zhura Khatoon Safayet Khan
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 November 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Under-nutrition, particularly childhood stunting has emerged as a major public-health concern, especially in the less-developing countries of the world. Its prevalence in Bangladesh is 36%, which needs continued attention. The determinants of childhood stunting are multi-factorial, and inappropriate feeding practice is one of them. BRAC has long experience in providing nutrition interventions, particularly for maternal and child nutrition in Bangladesh. BRAC, jointly .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman, Sumaya Islam, Umme Salma Mukta, Mahmuda Aktar, Khadiza Begum, Barnali Chakraborty
  • Published Date Thursday, 24 August 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYNearly 23 per cent of Bangladesh’s total population is aged between 10 and 19. This large population group is termed as adolescent and considered the most potential source of country’s future labour force. However, a larger portion of them has limited scope for acquiring knowledge and skills for self-development and participate in income generating activities. Particularly, in south-western region of Bangladesh adolescents are much more disadvantaged in this regard as there .......

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  • Writer Name Md Hasib Reza, Tanvir Shatil Md Sajedur Rahman and Mohammad Abdul Malek
  • Published Date Sunday, 11 June 2017
  • Country Bangladesh