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
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
Objective of this survey was to establish a baseline nutritional profile to assess the impact of the MNCH programme interventions at the end of the project duration. Nutritional status and related factors were assessed using different indicators - anthropometric status of under-5 children, adolescent girls and adult women (non-pregnant aged 20-49 years), household food security, intra-householdfood distribution, knowledge of women on micronutrient and food during pregnancy and lactation. Data .......

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  • Writer Name Farhana Haseen
  • Published Date Friday, 01 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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
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
The existing literature shows that the main reasons behind the accidents are the ignorance of drivers and pedestrians on different road safety rules and violation of these rules. Therefore, this study aims to measure the knowledge of pedestrians, and drivers, and their behaviour of road use. The data were collected through survey and observation method from pedestrians including female, students, and shopkeepers, and drivers of different vehicles of the Eastern part of Bangladesh. Findings .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Ahmed Tareq Rashid, Ashrafuzzaman Khan
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 July 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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
The government of Afghanistan decided in 2003 that a total of 70,000 Afghan school teachers would receive in-service training. Since then, several international organizations have become seriously active in providing training to teachers to improve the standard of basic education of Afghan children. Solidarité Afghanistan Belgium (SAB) has been providing both in-service and pre-service training to Afghan teachers to achieve this goal by up-grading their competencies and developing teaching .......

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  • Writer Name Abdullahel Hadi, Mannan Majumdar
  • Published Date Friday, 11 November 2005
  • Country Bangladesh