Objective :  To examine the changes in hand-washing practices with soap among women as a result of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) intervention of BRAC.Methods :  A community-based study was conducted in 50 rural sub-districts of Bangladesh where BRAC (a non-governmental organization) has been offering WASH intervention since middle of 2006. Through a multi-stage thirty-cluster random sampling 27,662 adult women were selected for this study. The intervention includes promotional .......

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  • Writer Name AKM Masud Rana, Milan Kanti Barua and Babar Kabir
  • Published Date Wednesday, 03 March 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
To facilitate achieving national target of 100 percent sanitation in Bangladesh by the year 2013, BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme has been working in 150 upazilas for improving water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices. This study investigated the effect of BRAC WASH programme on sanitation in the intervention areas after two years of implementation, by comparing the data of baseline and midline surveys. Data of 30,000 households from 50 upazilas were used to measure .......

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  • Writer Name Shyamal C Ghosh, AKM Masud Rana, ARM Mehrab Ali and Tahmid Arif
  • Published Date Sunday, 10 October 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC introduced Manoshi � a community-based maternal, neonatal and child health initiative in urban slums of Bangladesh in 2007. Community delivery centres were established to provide appropriate management of delivery and essential newborn care long with referral facilities. A population and facility-based exploratory ualitative study, conducted during November 2007 to January 2008, aimed to identify factors effecting the use of delivery centres. Data were collected through in-depth .......

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  • Writer Name Sarawat Rashid, Hashima-E-Nasreen, Mahmuda Akter Sarker
  • Published Date Tuesday, 29 December 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
This is a documentation of activities based on experience gathered from a community-based arsenic mitigation project in Bangladesh implemented by BRAC, in association with DPHE and UNICEF. The objectives of the project were:(1) To determine the extent and level of arsenic contamination in all tube well water of the project area; (2) To create awareness among the people of the project area related to arsenic poisoning; (3) To involve community members in choosing, financing including cost .......

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  • Writer Name Munir Ahmed, M Jakariya, M Quaiyum, Shah Noor Mahmud
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 October 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
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
 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
ABSTRACT : This study aims to estimate changes that have taken place in school enrolment invillages located in eight marginalized upazilas of Sylhet division where BRAC hadestablished new schools during 2012–13 and also investigate village preference ofBRAC in establishing schools. Along with baseline data of 2011, new data collectedfrom intervention and non-intervention villages at the end of 2013 also were analysed.Findings reveal that BRAC was quite successful in increasing .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen Yasmin, Nawra Mehrin and Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT :The survey aimed to assess current livelihood situation of small ethnic groups(Adivasi) living in the plain land. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were usedto collect data. Data were collected from Joypurhat Sadar and Panchbibi Upazilas ofJoypurhat district and from Patnitola and Badalgachhi Upazilas of Naogaon District.Findings of the survey revealed that majority of the families of small ethnic groupshave low and inadequate income, poor savings, high rate of .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Akramul Islam, Sharin Shajahan Naomi
  • Published Date Wednesday, 20 August 2014
  • Country Bangladesh