Abstract Homebirth is regarded as gold standard and the premier standard of birth possible. Community Skilled Birth Attendants (CSBA) received a six-month training in and out of class at skilled birth attendant (SBA) training institutes, approved by the Government of the peoples republic of Bangladesh. The trainees are involved in assisting the safe and clean delivery at home in rural Bangladesh. Many CSBA are engaged in Government and non-government organisations in relation to providing .......

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  • Writer Name Ashrafuzzaman Khan Md Kamruzzaman
  • Published Date Wednesday, 06 June 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractGlobally the status of iodised salt consumption is still low (1/3 of the world population).BRAC started building awareness among people on iodised salt consumption byintroducing Rapid Test Kits to check the presence of iodine in salt among retailers. Theobjective of the study was to understand the current situation on iodised saltconsumption and assess the knowledge, perception, practice and awareness ofconsumers and retailers regarding consumption of iodised salt. It was a .......

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  • Writer Name Umme Salma Mukta, Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Tuesday, 15 May 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summary Women 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 .......

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  • Writer Name Fathema Zhura Khatoon, Safayet Khan
  • Published Date Wednesday, 09 December 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summaryThe HRLS (Human Rights and Legal Aid Services) programme of BRAC has now its 517 legal aid serving clinics countrywide, which have been serving the poor community for first seeking of their help in the land measurement issues. Throughout the dynamic initiative of HRLS programme, a vast network of the communities has been proactive into the human rights violations. Today, HRLS continues to support a holistic legal aid services across the country. This initiative is targeted .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha, Toufica Sultana
  • Published Date Wednesday, 21 March 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractThe end line study was initiated by the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC. Underlying the aim of BRAC road safety programme is to achieve zero fatal road accident; the community centric existing knowledge was evaluated. The end line survey assessed the participants from the community based organisations, community road safety groups, students and drivers of both motor and non-motor vehicles. The respondents of end line survey were same as the baseline study area that had .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 March 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract Recently, road traffic accidents are considered as the leading cause of death both in the developed and developing countries. In Bangladesh, BRAC has recently initiated a new programme on road safety in aiming to increase road safety awareness among road users. The ultimate goal of the programme is to achieve “zero fatal road accidents” between Syedpur- Enayetganj road of Nabiganj Upazila in Habiganj district. The study intends to understand the current status of knowledge and .......

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  • Writer Name Mrinmoy Samadder Polin Kumar Saha January 2017
  • Published Date Thursday, 04 January 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summary This baseline study was initiated by the Research and Evaluation Division at BRAC. Underlying the aim of BRAC road safety programme is to achieve zero fatal road accident. To understand this dynamic of road accident with the purpose of prevent its occurrence to satisfied level, the community centric existing knowledge was assessed in the study areas. The baseline survey involved the participants from community members, students a drivers of both motor and non-motor .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Tuesday, 12 December 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summaryThe ‘Strengthening Local Governance’ (SLG) Project is a joint initiative undertaken by BRAC and the Hunger Project Bangladesh (THP), with the aim of strengthening the system of local governance at the Union Parishad (UP) level. As the lowest administrative unit of Bangladesh’s highly centralised public administrative system, UPs face a lot of challenges in terms of insufficient administrative and financial autonomy and resources, deep rooted corruption, and the lack of .......

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  • Writer Name Dr Tofail Ahmed Sabeth Munrat Mst Kamrun Naher
  • Published Date Tuesday, 17 October 2017
  • Country Bangladesh