This study explores the effect of women`s involvement in BRAC`s income and health development activities on the nutritional status of their children aged 6-72 months. MUAC measurements of 1,518 children aged 6-72 months (using TALC) were taken between April-August 1995 under the BRAC-ICDDR,B joint research project in Matlab using a four-cell-study design. Data analysis consisted of both bivariate and multivariate analysis, along with comparison with similar data from a baseline survey done in .......

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  • Writer Name Masuma Khatun, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Wednesday, 11 November 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
Background Understanding the morbidity profile and health care-seeking behaviour of different socioeconomic strata of the community is important for planning and delivery of appropriate health services, especially for the poor. This paper attempts to explore the effects of the BRAC development interventions on changes in health care-seeking behaviour of the beneficiary households. It is hypothesized that BRAC’s economic and non-economic inputs (like preventive health and nutrition .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
The study was designed with the intention of developing a viable scale, for measuring psychological well-being as an indicator of the quality of life of rural women. A scale was prepared and finalised by applying and analysing it on married women of Matlab. The eighteen plus (18+) respondents were selected randomly from the villages covering both NICH-FP and BRAC’s Rural Development Programmes. The items derived from five domains related to the psychological well-being and were subsequently .......

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  • Writer Name Mohsina Khatun, Nasreen Wadud, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Monday, 02 February 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
This study explored women’s participation in BRAC’s rural development programme to identify some unobserved selecting factors that are believed to influence women s decision to participate or not and, the effect of group dynamics on individual outcomes of women programme participants. The data used for the study originates from BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint research project in Matlab (April-Aug. ‘95). Ever married women aged between 15-50 years in 2,241 households of 14 villages with BRAC interventions .......

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  • Writer Name Simeen Mahmud, Samiha Huda
  • Published Date Monday, 02 February 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
IntroductionIn Bangladesh women’s health issues are traditionally neglected and inadequate importance is given by all concerns. A majority of the women experience significant morbidity associated with pregnancy and delivery (Goodburn et al., 1994). Since women’s health is a fundamental human right and must clearly be promoted as such immediate attention should be given to this concern (WHO, 1995). With this interest, women’s health problem should be recognized and addressed from their own .......

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  • Writer Name Amina Mahbub, Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 August 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
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