Environmental Sanitation at Rural Households in BRAC WASH-I Programme AreasNepal C Dey and Tahera Akter AbstractA comprehensive intervention of safe water, sanitation and hygiene is required to ensure environmental sanitation, thus, to break the cycle of disease transmission. BRAC WASH-I programme has been working in 150 upazilas (sub-districts) since 2006 to improve health status of the rural poor. This study aimed to measure indicators of environmental sanitation by economic groups .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and Tahera Akter
  • Published Date Thursday, 18 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract:The ARI (Acute Respiratory Infection) control programme of BRAC has been in operation for the last few years. No independent evaluation has so far been conducted to explore how far the objectives of the programme have been achieved in terms of raising awareness among the health workers and community people,especially mother/caregivers about ARI, increasing capacity of health workers in managing ARI cases in the community, and changing health-seeking behaviour of mothers for .......

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  • Writer Name Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed, Mohammed Abbas Uddin Khan
  • Published Date Thursday, 14 July 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
This operational research aimed to assess the acceptability, comprehensibility and reported influence of behaviour change communication tools such as interpersonal communications (IPC), print materials, and entertainment education (E-E) used in the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health programme of BRAC. A qualitative study was conducted during March-April 2010 in two unions in Nilphamari Sadar upazila of Nilphamari district in northern Bangladesh. Data were collected by using semi-structured .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman, Margaret Leppard, Hashima-E-Nasreen, Sarawat Rashid
  • Published Date Sunday, 29 May 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
A study was undertaken in Madaripur brothel to understand condom use reality within the social context of the lives of commercial sex workers (CSW) in brothel and to critically analyze effectiveness in condom promotion of HIV/AIDS programme of BRAC . It was found that the chukris (bonded sex workers) were controlled by the sardarnis (madam) and the sardarnis did not promote condom use among the chukris as most of them (sardarnis) only bothered about money and about keeping on high client flow .......

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  • Writer Name Raihana Karim, Nasheeba Selim, Sabina Faiz Rashid
  • Published Date Tuesday, 09 September 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract : This study aimed to explore the factors affecting the promotion of improved cookstove (ICS) to replace traditional stove and hence to combat indoor air pollution (IAP). The study was conducted in 58 randomly selected villages of Jamalpur sadar and Hatia upazilas (29 villages in each) in 2008. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used. Focus group discussions were performed in each village to divide the villages in three equal clusters as well as Paras and listed the .......

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  • Writer Name Tahmid Arif et al
  • Published Date Sunday, 19 June 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The general perception that dentistry is expensive keeps many people away from seeking treatment from registered professionals and make them hostage to the services of non-registered lay practitioners. In Bangladesh, no statistics on dental health problems or seeking dental healthcare is available which necessitates study for informed planning of a preventive programme. BRAC Research and Evaluation Division carried out a pilot survey in three unions of Gauripur upazila to document the .......

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  • Writer Name Antora Mahmud Khan and Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Wednesday, 30 March 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC has long been working to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. In recent years, BRAC has extended its activities to include the urban poor population living in the slums. As a continuation of this, and to be more inclusive, BRAC is going to implement innovative programmes for the street dwellers (who sleep on streets, railway terminals and platforms, bus stations, parks and open spaces, religious centres, construction sites and .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Antora Mahmud Khan, Qazi Shafayetul Islam and Md Kamruzzaman
  • Published Date Wednesday, 16 March 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
Since 2007 BRAC`s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme has been promoting construction of sanitary latrines with water source and waste management provision at the girls` secondary educational institutes in 150 subdistricts across Bangladesh. In all cases BRAC offered partial financial  upport for constructing sanitary latrines and rest of the cost was managed by the school authority. Three educational institutes from each union in a sub-district were considered for this .......

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  • Writer Name Tahmid Arif, Shamim Ahmed
  • Published Date Wednesday, 07 July 2010
  • Country Bangladesh