Executive summary BackgroundIn the last few years the world economy has transformed radically as a result of increasing shift of production processes from developed to developing countries. Bangladesh is no exception to this trend. Readymade garment (RMG) industry of Bangladesh is one of the major industries that developed as a result of global shift of production where manufactures compete on price and quality. Here the factory owners reduce the cost of production in various ways and .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Fahmida Akter Mahmuda Akter Khadiza Begum Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 31 July 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
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ABSTRACTThe BRAC MANOSHI programme established BRAC delivery centres (BDCs) across slums in urban areas of Bangladesh with the intention to reduce unsafe delivery at home with an affordable cost. Subsequently, 27 delivery centres were upgraded to BRAC Maternity Centres (BMCs) with added capacity of midwifery services under supervision of MBBS doctors. These structural changes led to a reduction in referral of various delivery cases. Thus, it is important to investigate the contribution of .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Parveen Jolly, Tridib Roy Chowdhury Tasmeen Quayyum, Mostofa Sarwar Atiya Rahman, Umme Salma Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Thursday, 16 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
Client satisfaction, the degree of fulfillment of patient’s desired expectations and preferences for healthcare, is one of the outcome variables for assessment of the quality of health services. Until now, the experience and perception of satisfaction of clients and providers with obstetric care facilities in rural areas of Bangladesh is unknown. This study aimed to determine the perceived level of satisfaction of rural clients in the northern region of Bangladesh who received facility-based .......

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  • Writer Name Tanveen Ishaque, Khadiza Begum
  • Published Date Thursday, 15 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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The scale of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has decreased considerably since its peak in 2014. In Sierra Leone, the number of new cases dropped to a total of eighteen confirmed cases per weekat the beginning of May – from almost four hundred in November 2015.As the most-affected West African countries move closer to zero cases of Ebola, their leaders have called for a plan for long-term regional reconstruction; stressing, in particular that the “most important .......

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  • Writer Name DARIUSZ DZIEWANSKI
  • Published Date Thursday, 21 May 2015
  • Country Sierra Leone
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The backdrop of persistence and peculiarities of the malnutrition question in Bangladesh has motivated this study to examine how child and maternal nutritional status has been affected due to the sharp rise in food prices. In all counts, the rise in food price has been dramatic. The poor spend a large part of their expenditure on food and the rising food price is likely to have a net worsening effect in terms of already low nutritional status. How much? How are the effects distributed within .......

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  • Writer Name Munshi Sulaiman, Monira Parveen, Narayan Chandra Das
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 January 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
Small and medium enterprises (SME) in Bangladesh are playing a vital role to stimulate economic development including alleviation of poverty through employment generation. Small and medium enterprises cover a wide range of business activities some of which have negative environmental impacts. With the rapid expansion of micro-finance and its anticipated future growth, there is an increasing threat to local environment. Moreover, the workers of the enterprises are also exposed to various .......

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  • Writer Name MA Quaiyum Sarkar, Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 November 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
One of the most daunting challenges facing the world today in the field of health is the issue of maternal mortality. Here in this study we examine the delivery care practices with particular emphasis on the barriers and opportunities in seeking skilled attendance by the poorest sections of the community. This study explores new knowledge on access to skilled attendance at delivery among the poorest women. The study was conducted with the following objectives:- Explore the situation of .......

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  • Writer Name A. Mushtaque R. Chowdhury, Amina Mahbub, Anita Sharif Chowdhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
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Bangladesh is facing the problem of arsenic poisoning in drinking water. Around 27% of the tubewells, which supply drinking water to most of the population, have arsenic concentrations above the government of Bangladesh limit of 50 Pg. per litre. This means that a quarter of the country's population is exposed to arsenic poisoning which is alarming and unprecedented in history.BRAC, a non-governmental organisation, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) of .......

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  • Writer Name A M R Chowdhury, M Zabed Hossain, Ross Nickson, Mizanur Rahman,. M Jakariya, M Shamimuddin
  • Published Date Tuesday, 08 August 2000
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
Since December 2004, BRAC has been implementing a programme with the target of achieving 100% sanitation in all households, 85% immunization of children and 70% use of contraception among eligible women by 2005 in 100 selected unions across the country. A rapid quantitative survey was conducted to assess the impact of the programme covering 480 households that were randomly selected across six division of BRAC health programme.The survey included four types of households: ultra poor, BRAC .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Awlad Hossain, Ahmed Ali, Nazimuddin Aroj Ali Joarder, Farid Ahmed
  • Published Date Tuesday, 21 November 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
Nearly 75% of the adult population had never been to school. The mean age at marriage for girls was 16 years in 2007. Safe sanitary practices increased marginally (20% to 27%). Awareness of the danger signs of pregnancy complications (32%), provisions of immunization against tetanus (48%) and antenatal check-up during pregnancy (44%) have not improved among women compared to what was found in Balkh province (45%, 59% and 49% respectively) in 2006. The delivery under the upervision of .......

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  • Writer Name Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed, Taufiqur Rahman, Sher Shah Amin, Mashuqur Rahman
  • Published Date Saturday, 05 July 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
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 The project goal has been to initiate a dialogue to change in policy through sensitising the influential members of the community.Overall, the project has produced desired outcome in terms of raising awareness of reproductive health and gender equity issues. While several workshops were organised for them to make them advocates, it seems that their role to promote these issues of gender and reproductive health was very limited. The participants selected to become the advocates were not .......

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  • Writer Name Abdullahel Hadi, Ehsan Matin, M Showkat Gani, Amina Mahbub
  • Published Date Friday, 21 February 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
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This project focussed on education on reproductive health,reproductive rights and gender issues through the eleven Training Institutes of Ministry of Home Affairs to increase awareness among the members of the police force, border security personnel, Ansars and Village Defence Force. Promoting reproductive rights and gender equity through the members of internal security forces has been an innovative idea in Bangladesh. The members of the security forces has very limited role in policy making .......

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  • Writer Name Abdullahel Hadi, Ehsan Matin, M Showkat Gani, Amina Mahbub
  • Published Date Friday, 21 February 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
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