ABSTRACTBangladesh is one of the countries with high rate of infant malnutrition and the majorcause is inappropriate breast feeding and complementary feeding practices. To improvethe situation, both GO/NGO organizations are working intensively on the issue. Inpursuance of this, AED and BRAC became partners in the Alive and Thrive project(A&T) for improving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices through motivationand counseling by BRAC’s volunteer community health workers .......

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  • Writer Name Umme Salma Mukta Md. Raisul Haque
  • Published Date Monday, 11 May 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTIntroduction: In Bangladesh about two-thirds of total food consumption is rice asmain staple food, especially for the poor, in addition to some vegetables, pulses andsmall quantities of fish, meat, egg, etc. if and when available. The similar dietarypattern and practices were found for under-two children in the intervention areas ofAlive and Thrive (A&T) project where mothers were counseled on appropriatecomplementary feeding practice as a component of Infant and Young .......

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  • Writer Name Umme Salma Mukta, Barnali Chakraborty, Umme Sayka Md. Raisul Haque, Md. Moslem Uddin Mia
  • Published Date Wednesday, 29 April 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTuberculosis (TB) is a global disease, which is responsible for 1.4 million deaths eachyear (WHO 2010). Bangladesh is the sixth highest TB-burden country in the world. TBtreatment may be complicated when malnutrition also coexists in patients. TB hasbeen found to coexist with malnutrition among patients at the beginning of treatment inboth developed and developing countries (Zachariah et al. 2002, Onwubalili JK 1988,Kennedy et al. 1996, Harries et al. 1988). Nutrition .......

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  • Writer Name Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed, Md. Akramul Islam Md. Kamruzzaman Mahfuza Rifat
  • Published Date Wednesday, 29 April 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract:The BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme reached 150 upazilas (sub-districts) in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh since 2006. This study assessed the changes in the use of tubewell water and water safety measures in the households in the 11 upazilas of Bangladesh after BRAC WASH interventions. Data were collected from 6,600 households where 3,812 tubewells were traced in baseline (2006-7) and 3,591 tubewells in midline (2009). Most of the households .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and ARM Mehrab Ali
  • Published Date Tuesday, 13 December 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The paper examines the structure, reforms and challenges of the contemporary Bangladesh Civil Service. It provides an overview of the public administration system; an evaluation of reforms and innovations that have been “allowed”; the present recruitment procedure; and the extent and impact of politicization. Recruitment and politicization are the key problems identified and discussed. To explore these problems further we conducted qualitative, interview-based primary research with recent .......

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  • Writer Name Ferdous Jahan
  • Published Date Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
Globally, AIDS is well documented as both a disease and a development problem. This study seeks to identify the determinants of AIDS awareness within a rural, agrarian population from data collected in 1995 as part of a panel survey under BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint Research Project at Matlab. Among a wide variety of questions on their well-being were three related to AIDS knowledge. Bivariate analysis and multivariate techniques were used to determine predictors of AIDS awareness in the selected .......

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  • Writer Name Elisabeth L. Fulton, Nashid Kamal, Syed Masud Ahmed, Monirul Islam Khan
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
This report is based on the findings of the case tracking study of 35 BRAC borrowers from Matlab RDP over a period of one year. Tracking began in July 1996, and in all cases more than three months had elapsed before tracking began. The issues examined in this study are: background of the borrowers, use of loan, participation of the women in the use of loan, economic return on investment, borrowing from other sources, mobility of the borrowers or the decision making by the borrowers in their .......

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  • Writer Name Monirul Islam Khan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, Masud Rana
  • Published Date Saturday, 10 October 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
The Meghna-Dhonagoda Embankment (MDE) is an example of a flood control scheme which also regulates irrigation and drainage of the area inside it. This intervention in the natural functioning of the environment - intended to reduce the often catastrophic impacts of flooding on mankind - itself may have substantial impacts on the environment and humans in the short and long run. These impacts are not well understood and thus are not fully taken into consideration at the time of inception of the .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Y Ansary, Lewis Fulton, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Christopher S. Vaughn
  • Published Date Tuesday, 09 September 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
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