Abstract:Poverty and food security in the context of Bangladesh has become a major concern over time. While efforts have been intensified to increase crop yield through increased land use, using inorganic fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation equipments, and so forth, these activities are frequently threatened by natural and biological hazards such as floods, cyclones, tornadoes, drought, and insects/pests. Moreover, it is assumed that the climate change induced changes of precipitation pattern .......

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  • Writer Name Shyamal C Ghosh, ANM Mahfuzur Rahman and Wameq A Raza
  • Published Date Thursday, 18 August 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract:The ARI (Acute Respiratory Infection) control programme of BRAC has been in operation for the last few years. No independent evaluation has so far been conducted to explore how far the objectives of the programme have been achieved in terms of raising awareness among the health workers and community people,especially mother/caregivers about ARI, increasing capacity of health workers in managing ARI cases in the community, and changing health-seeking behaviour of mothers for .......

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  • Writer Name Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed, Mohammed Abbas Uddin Khan
  • Published Date Thursday, 14 July 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract : This study aimed to explore the factors affecting the promotion of improved cookstove (ICS) to replace traditional stove and hence to combat indoor air pollution (IAP). The study was conducted in 58 randomly selected villages of Jamalpur sadar and Hatia upazilas (29 villages in each) in 2008. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used. Focus group discussions were performed in each village to divide the villages in three equal clusters as well as Paras and listed the .......

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  • Writer Name Tahmid Arif et al
  • Published Date Sunday, 19 June 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
This operational research aimed to assess the acceptability, comprehensibility and reported influence of behaviour change communication tools such as interpersonal communications (IPC), print materials, and entertainment education (E-E) used in the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health programme of BRAC. A qualitative study was conducted during March-April 2010 in two unions in Nilphamari Sadar upazila of Nilphamari district in northern Bangladesh. Data were collected by using semi-structured .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman, Margaret Leppard, Hashima-E-Nasreen, Sarawat Rashid
  • Published Date Sunday, 29 May 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The general perception that dentistry is expensive keeps many people away from seeking treatment from registered professionals and make them hostage to the services of non-registered lay practitioners. In Bangladesh, no statistics on dental health problems or seeking dental healthcare is available which necessitates study for informed planning of a preventive programme. BRAC Research and Evaluation Division carried out a pilot survey in three unions of Gauripur upazila to document the .......

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  • Writer Name Antora Mahmud Khan and Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Wednesday, 30 March 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC has long been working to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. In recent years, BRAC has extended its activities to include the urban poor population living in the slums. As a continuation of this, and to be more inclusive, BRAC is going to implement innovative programmes for the street dwellers (who sleep on streets, railway terminals and platforms, bus stations, parks and open spaces, religious centres, construction sites and .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Antora Mahmud Khan, Qazi Shafayetul Islam and Md Kamruzzaman
  • Published Date Wednesday, 16 March 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aimed to explore the stakeholders` knowledge in obstetric complications, role of MNCH intervention in accessing Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) and factors associated with delays. A community-based qualitative study carried out during May–June 2007 among 42 obstetrically complicated women and 18 community health workers (CHW) in three upazilas of Nilphamari district. The findings reveal that a substantial proportion of women pointed out at least three obstetric complications but .......

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  • Writer Name Morsheda Banu, Hashima-E-Nasreen and Sarawat Rashid
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 February 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) was a joint initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of Bangladesh to achieve sustainable livelihood development of coastal char dwellers in south-east Bangladesh. Third phase of CDSP (CDSP III) was implemented during 2005-2010 in Boyer Char of Noakhali district, by six government agencies and five local NGOs. BRAC coordinated the interventions of these local NGOs. This study aimed to evaluate CDSP III .......

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  • Writer Name Wameq Raza, Anindita Bhattacharjee and Narayan Chandra Das
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country Bangladesh