Poor people who lack adequate means to take protective measures and who also have  little capacity to cope with the loss are the worst affected by flood disaster. Keeping this  in the perspective, BRAC DECC programme has underataken an action-based  development programme to reduce vulnerability of women living in disaster prone areas.  This qualitative study attempts to explore alternative livelihood opportunities in which  women might be interested to get interventions (training and/or .......

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  • Writer Name Tahera Akter
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 October 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
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The main objective of this monitoring and evaluation was to assess the hospital waste management practices in Rajshahi City Corporation area after providing training and implementation of in-house MWM partnership pilot. Specific objectives of the monitoring survey were to: i. Evaluate the status and practice of in-house waste management after training, ii. See the change in waste generation and quality after training and in-house management implementation, iii. Assess the improvement in waste .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Mizanur Rahman, Maisum Nahar and Institution of Policy Support Unit Ministry of Environment and Forest Team
  • Published Date Sunday, 01 October 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study aims to i) conduct a feasibility study to establish the viability of medical waste management (MWM) rules implementation, ii) identify the appropriate technology and management model, iii) establish viable final disposal technological options in which the both parties and other actors can participate as partners, and iv) establish a coordination and partnership model in MWM in Bangladesh. In this pilot research BRAC aims to: i) introduce an appropriate waste management system in .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Mizanur Rahman, Lammia Sharmin, Institution of Policy Support Unit-Ministry of Environment and Forest Team
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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The increased number of clinics and hospitals in Bangladesh is resulting in the increased amount of waste generation. Hospital waste contains toxic chemicals and hazardous materials from several diagnostic and treatment processes. The improper disposal of hospital waste in the country poses a high health risk to humans as well as the environment. The improvement of waste management in clinics and hospitals is essential to minimize the spread of infectious diseases. The Association for Rural .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, AMR Chowdhury, NM Kazi
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC in collaboration with DPHE and UNICEF implemented the project entitled “Building community based arsenic mitigation response capacity” during July 2001 to June 2002 in four upazilas. The objectives of the project are to (i) raise awareness among the community (ii) determine the extent of arsenic contamination in all tubewell water in the project areas; and (iii) develop resource maps of different villages of the project area to locate safe water sources. This report documents the .......

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  • Writer Name Md Zabed Hossain, Shah Noor Mahmud, Munir Ahmed, Md Jakariya
  • Published Date Thursday, 06 June 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
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The training manual is designed to increase environmental awareness among Brac's staff and management.

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Md. Jakariya, Mizanur Rahman, Rachael Acott
  • Published Date Monday, 11 November 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper assesses the impact of arsenic (As) exposure on pregnancy outcomes in Bangladesh. A total of 261 villages from 3 highly As contaminated upazilas of two districts were selected for this study. The upazilas were Faridpur sadar of Faridpur district and Matlab and Shahrasti of Chandpur district. Data were collected from 742 women under 106 CNCs from 100 villages of Faridpur Sadar, 710 women from 55 villages under 80 CNCs of Matlab, and 737 women under 33 CNCs from 106 villages of .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Jakariya, Md. Quaiyum Sarkar, Samina Sultana
  • Published Date Thursday, 09 September 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT :Improved hygiene behaviour is one of the most effective means of reducing disease occurrence. However, question may arise, which factors did contribute to such improvement? Past studies seldom addressed these issues systematically nor explained the influencing factors that facilitate or impede hygiene knowledge and practice from the perspectives of successful and unsuccessful households. This study, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, measured the changes in knowledge .......

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  • Writer Name Tahera Akter and ARM Mehrab Ali
  • Published Date Thursday, 26 January 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
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 ABSTRACT :  This study aimed to evaluate the impact of BRAC WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programme on hygiene knowledge and practice of the people in intervention areas compared to baseline status. A population-based cross-sectional study with a pre-test and post-test design was conducted in 50 sub-districts of rural Bangladesh where BRAC WASH programme exists. A two-stage systematic sampling design was followed in drawing the sample. Data collection took place during November .......

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  • Writer Name Sifat-E-Rabbi and ARM Mehrab Ali
  • Published Date Thursday, 20 October 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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There are different models of Improved Cook Stove (ICS) being used in Bangladesh. This study attempted to know which type of ICS people accepted more. Specific objectives were to know i. what fuels are being used in improved cook stove; ii. what types of ICS are being used and preferred; iii. the satisfaction level of the users of ICS; and iv. select some models of ICS that will be recommended for further experimentation. Local partner NGOs of VERC and Practical Action were selected for this .......

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  • Writer Name MA Quaiyum Sarkar, Nasima Akter, Mizanur Rahman
  • Published Date Sunday, 24 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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The objective of this vernacular training module on medical waste management (MWM) was to provide training to the healthcare service providers i.e. doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, waste handlers, cleaners, municipal staff related to medical waste collection and disposal, healthcare personnel, officials and professionals of government and non-government organizations who are providing services in the health sector.The module was prepared and finalized based on MWM manual, focus .......

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  • Writer Name Mizanur Rahman, Ruhul Islam Khan, Nasima Akter,
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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An experimental study was done in 50 sub-districts in rural areas of Bangladesh where WASH programme is in place since middle of 2006. A total of 29,885 households were selected randomly for this study through multi-stage 30 clusters sampling design. The intervention included promotional activities to install tubewells, sanitary latrines and health education for improving hygienic behaviour. Ultra poor received grant for sanitary latrine in the villages where sanitation coverage reached .......

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  • Writer Name AKM Masud Rana
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
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